Journal article

Gender disparities and psychological distress among humanitarian migrants in Australia: a moderating role of migration pathway?

Yara Jarallah, Janeen Baxter

Conflict and Health | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: The role of migration pathway (refugees vs. asylum seekers) is seldom addressed in extant literature that looks at gender and mental health of humanitarian migrants. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between gender and psychological distress among humanitarian migrants in Australia including the potential moderating role of migration pathway. Methods: We analyse data from 2399 humanitarian migrants that participated in the first wave of Building a New Life in Australia, a survey of humanitarian migrants in Australia, using Ordinary Least Squares multivariate regression. Results: Women report significantly higher psychological distress than men. Migration pathway..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (project number CE140100027). This paper uses unit record data from Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) Survey. The BNLA Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and is managed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). The findings and views reported in this paper, however, are those of the authors and should not be attributed to either DSS or AIFS.