Refugees’ first years in France after receiving their first residence permit

22 décembre 2015
Auteur : Virginie JOURDAN, Ministère de l'intérieur, DGEF/DSED

Infos migrations n°80-81 - 2015 December.

In 2010, refugees are more than one tenth of new migrants. They have specific features that are different from those of non-refugees. In 2010, refugees of both genders cumulated several adverse characteristics on the labour market, in terms of housing conditions and knowledge of the French language. Even so, refugees are the population for whom all these situations change faster and in a more positive way in the following three years after receiving their first residence permit. This is particularly true as regards employment: their situation on the labour market is practically the same as that of non-refugees.