L'exclusion sociale vécue par des réfugiés de l'Afrique subsaharienne à Québec et les effets sur leurs conditions de vie et leur santé

Authors: Beaulieu, Catherine
Advisor: Gagnon, ÉricHyppolite, Shelley-Rose
Abstract: This study seeks to explore experiences of social exclusion among refugees from sub-Saharan Africa resettled in Quebec and to understand the effects of forms of social exclusion on their living conditions and their health. The research is based on a qualitative quote that gives the floor to experts to live, ten refugees from different countries of sub-Saharan Africa. These people were met in semi-structured individual interviews. The results of the study shed light on different processes of social exclusion in different environments such as work, school, businesses, public transportation and various public places. The forms of social exclusion identified by participants are related to racial discrimination in hiring, identity contempt, difficulty in creating social links with the host community, lack of respect for fundamental rights and restrictive program rules. The social exclusion experienced by sub-Saharan refugees resettled in Quebec makes them experience living conditions that are very deleterious to their health: food insecurity, low income, unhealthy housing, resettlement in neighborhoods that are unfavorable to health and unsafe. In addition, this research identifies some effects of social exclusion and living conditions on health such as chronic diseases and mental health problems. KEYWORDS: resettled refugees, social exclusion, determinants of health, living conditions, health, Quebec
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 9 November 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37198
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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