Understanding the developmental well-being of refugee children in Canada and Australia

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Principal Investigator: 
Gagne,Monique H
Human Early Learning Partnership, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Funding Agency: 
Datasets requested: 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Permanent Residents
consolidation - census geocodes
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Early Development Instrument (Human Early Learning Partnership)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Births (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Research objective: 

The overarching objective of the study is to investigate the developmental well-being of refugee children in Canada and Australia. Please note that the current Data Access Request refers to the Canadian component only. Although we will make efforts to synchronize our analyses with those in Australia, the Canadian results will be produced independently. Only final, aggregated results will be presented alongside the Australian results and at no time will individual-level data be merged across countries.

Our objective will be achieved by way of three overarching research questions:
(1) How do refugee children score across domains of development in Canada and Australia and in comparison to the respective general populations (i.e., immigrant and non-immigrant children)?
(2) How are differences in scores within and across domains predicted by migration-related factors such as country of arrival, age of arrival, and other social-demographic factors?
(3) After accounting for migration-related and social-demographic factors, can differences in scores within and across domains be predicted by community or national contexts?

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