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Title: The Socioeconomic Integration of People in Need of International Protection: A Spatial Approach in the Case of Greece
Authors: Manou, Dimitra
Blouchoutzi, Anastasia
Papathanasiou, Jason
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Social and economic geography
Keywords: integration
labor market
social services
migration governance
dispersal policy
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Source: Social Sciences
Volume: 10
Issue: 12
First Page: 454
Abstract: This paper explores the impact of dispersal policy of asylum seekers in Greece under the accommodation scheme running in the country. Combining an analysis of secondary data and the findings of field research through semi-structured interviews with stakeholders in migration governance, the authors seek to identify whether there are differences in the integration prospects between the residents of the camps, which are mostly outside cities or in rural areas, and the beneficiaries of urban autonomous living. The contribution of this paper lies in that it brings into the spotlight the spatial criterion for the evaluation of integration both under the lens of rural–urban placement as well as under the lens of collective-autonomous living. To this end, it follows the integration policies and practices implemented at national and local levels and compares the access granted to people in need of international protection and their outcomes. The findings are in accordance with the literature supporting that the positive impact of urban autonomous living in socioeconomic integration usually prevails the residence in rural collective housing. However, it points out the importance of local actors in the success of integration efforts.
ISSN: 2076-0760
Other Identifiers: 10.3390/socsci10120454
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