Do study grants help refugees find jobs? A case study of the effects of the voluntary sector grants on the education, training and employment of refugees in the United Kingdom
Using the Africa Educational Trust (AET) as a case study, the primary aim of the research was to investigate whether or not the employment outcomes of those refugees who received financial grants to enable them attend their education/training courses were different from those who did not. 122 individuals who applied to AET for grants in 1993/94 were interviewed and data analysed using the Probit model and McNemar's Chi- squared test of significance. The study found that grant holders were more likely to successfully complete their courses than those who did not receive any grants and that there was a positive relationship between the level of study and the probability of later employment. Although the differences in subject area were not statistically significant, the results suggested that computing and IT studies were less likely to lead to employment than education/ social science and health studies.
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