Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of International Affairs and Development
Africana Women's Studies
International Affairs and Development
Dr. Art Hansen
Dr. Christopher Jespersen
Dr. Joanne Rhone
The objective of this study was to determine whether programs in DeKalb County, Georgia, provided services that were relevant for successful resettlement of refugee women. Moreover, the principal goal of this study was to learn about the views of the women as to the barriers they faced and what factors were helping them achieve self-sufficiency. A comparative analysis was conducted on three of the largest refugee ethnic groups in DeKalb County: Vietnamese, Somalis and Bosnians. Using the theory of adaptation, the researcher investigated resettlement agencies and their role in assisting the refugee women in resettlement. The study examined the relationship among the services provided, the nutritional health status of refugee women served and the ability of the women to become functionally self-sufficient.
The conclusion drawn from the data collected consisting of structured questionnaires suggested that there was a need for more services especially designed for refugee women.
Davis, Rulester L., "A comparative analysis of the resettlement of refugee women in the Metropolitan Atlanta area: a study of Vietnamese, Somalian and Bosnian refugee women" (2006). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3206.