Income Enhancement Services for refugee women in Scotland.

Project Details


In the UK, it is well documented that refugee women are amongst the most vulnerable groups of the population – often suffering from poverty and destitution. However, there is very little known about their financial management strategies and available coping mechanisms when (un)expected financial events take place. Understanding the day-to-day financial lives of refugee women is crucial to inform and guide policy responses and income enhancement services that could improve this group’s living conditions.
This research aims to work in collaboration and under the mentorship of experts on the financial behaviour of vulnerable groups to analyse different aspects of the financial lives of refugee women in Scotland. Intensive and high-frequency data gathered through the Financial Diaries of refugee women in Scotland will be used. A multi-layered framework will be applied to examine and interpret the data and to analyse, in-depth, refugee women’s perspectives on areas of improvement in policies and services.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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