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Tuliao, M.D. (2016, February). Refugee women, human resource development, and transitions to employment: A summary of methodological approaches. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Conference in the Americas, Jacksonville, Florida.


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Refugee women comprise half of the world’s 19.5 million refugees today. Many refugee women resettle in industrialized countries, yet there is limited research particularly on their human resource development issues, including transitions to employment. This paper summarizes the methodological approaches of research conducted on refugee women and their transitions to employment. Majority of the 22 articles surveyed described refugees from Africa, utilized qualitative approaches, and have been conducted in the United States of America. Implications to HRD research include further inquiry on refugee populations using participatory approaches, and ethical considerations in the conduct of refugee research.