Western University, Canada
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Western University, Canada
Immigration and social inequality
Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Canada
PhD, Sociology, McGill University, 2008
"Looking beyond labour market integration: Household conditions surrounding refugee children in Canada." In: Refugees in Canada and Germany: From Research to Policies and Practice. GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, 2020 (with J. Amoyaw).
"From away, but here to stay? Trends in out-migration among a cohort of recent immigrants to Atlantic Canada?" The Warmth of the Welcome: Is Atlantic Canada a Home Away from Home for Immigrants? Cape Breton University Press, 2015 (with H. Ramos).
"Destination rural Canada: An overview of recent immigrants to rural small towns." Social Transformation in Rural Canada: Community, Cultures, and Collective Action. UBC Press, 2012 (with H. Ramos).
"Transition to adulthood of refugee and immigrant children in Canada." Applied Psycholinguistics (2020) (with J. Amoyaw).
"Becoming permanent: The transition characteristics of temporary foreign workers to permanent residents in Canada." International Migration (2020) (with M. Haan, J. Amoyaw, and N. Iciaszczyk).
Refugee children’s earnings in adulthood
Refugee status and country of origin shape the economic outcomes of newcomer children later in lifeYoko YoshidaJonathan AmoyawRachel McLay, January 2022The number of refugees has increased worldwide, and about half of them are children and youth. These refugee children arrive in resettlement countries with a unique set of challenges caused by, for instance, extreme stress and trauma that call for specific policies to address their needs. Yet, the long-term effect of refugee status on newcomer children's economic trajectories varies by country of origin, signaling the need for effective resettlement support and initiatives to tackle broader systemic barriers for newcomer children, beyond refugees. Such findings challenge the commonly held notion of refugees as a distinctive, relatively homogeneous group with similar trajectories.MoreLess