Salma Bint Shafiq
Settlement Experiences of Bangladeshi Migrants in Australia
Migrants’ settlement experiences have been studied as significant research area in Australia, as well as other migrant receiving countries. However, humanitarian migrants are often received special attention in this context given that they are likely to be more vulnerable than skilled migrants. Therefore, experiences of skilled migrants have been addressed scantly. This thesis explores that skilled migrants face particular problems to adjusting with new the environment in the destination countries with particular focus on the Bangladeshi migrants living in Australia. Based on two hundred surveys and 52 semi-structured interviews conducted among the Bangladeshi skilled migrants living in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, this study reveals the challenges Bangladeshi migrants face in Australia. Special attention has been paid to the reasons behind migration, migrant’s social capital and also women’s role and attainment in the migration and settlement process. (Supervised by Michael Leach and Julie Kimber).