Wednesday, July 17, 2019
A Study of Ethiopian Immigrants in Toronto by Ilene Hyman
A seek on the Ethiopian immigrants in Toronto was done by Ilene Hyman, Sepali Guruge and Robin Manson. Their important concern was the dissemble of migration on marital relationships among the newcomer Ethiopians in Toronto. The purpose of this audition is to review the investigate and the methodology used.The Ethiopian population in Toronto is growing hastily. in that location were 35,000 Ethiopians in Toronto by 2001, according to the Ethiopian association in Toronto. Ethiopia is a war torn country and many of its citizens wear sort refugee status in opposite countries. However, only a small lot of Ethiopians have migrated to Europe. Most of the immigrants contemplateed could not treat French or English when they entered Canada.The survey on the female immigrants revealed that face challenges ex shiftable unemploywork forcet, discrimination, housing, loss of social status, culture shock, lyric barriers and lack of credibility for employment. However, experiences for the women have not been the same. For both(prenominal) relocation gave them cost-effective sovereignty and administrative power within their households.On the otherwise side, there are those whose position within their family has not changed. Researchers believe that change in grammatical gender role that comes ab bug out collect to migration is responsible for most of the marital infringe. This is specially so if the change in gender roles is not matched by a change in perception and attitude in the spouse (Jewkes, 2002).The accounting is concerned with the disturb of migration on marital relationships among newcomer communities, with an tenseness on Ethiopians in Toronto. The authors investigate what effectuate migration has on marriages and how the couples adopt to the new circumstances. The research data was derived from married, divorced and separated couples that had of late migrated from Ethiopia to Toronto. The fix of the study was to find out the changes in th e lives of new Ethiopian immigrant couples and the impact the migration had on the change in their marital relationship.Importance of the researchThe location of marriage in the subtlety today needs to be cautiously assessed. Cases of break up, separation, marital aggression and fleshly attack are on the rise.Past sociology, research has not given up attention to the make of migration on society and the impact on the family structure. Therefore, it is very significant to study the results that migration has on marriages.The methodology usedThe research had two phases to respect the risk of marital conflict among Ethiopian couples who had migrated to Canada. (Phase 1) to examine conflict among Ethiopian men and women who were divorced or separated subsequently migration to Canada (phase 2). The objectives for the research were set, participants recruited, data accumulate and and then analyzed (Ottawa, 2001).For the first phase participants had to be Ethiopian immigrants who w ere married or dungeon together pre-migration. Both partners had to give their hold for the process.The turn phase targeted couples that separated or divorced post-migration. Various methods were used to entice participants such as newspaper ads, flyers at Ethiopians social events, word of mouth and so on. Participants for the first phase were easier to recruit compared to those of the second phase. Honorarium was given for participation $50 (phase 1) and $75 (phase 2).Data was collected through oppugns and demographic questionnaires. The survey also included the foregone of the pair preceding migration. Two Amharic-speaking Ethiopians, learn in research (male and female) assisted in data collection.This was commendable in fix to overcome any language barrier. The participants were given a choice as to who should interview them whether, male or female. However, according to the report a pre-test indicated that the participants did not give option to any particular sex.The p articipants were interviewed separately so that the presence of the other spouse could not influence their response. After analyzing, the data collected from the interviews focus groups were formed according to sex. The aim of the focus groups was to verify or controvert the findings of the data collected.Focus groups were however, not conducted for separated or divorced couples. The Ethiopian community associated some kind of stigma due to divorce. This was apparent(a) due to the low turn up of divorced couples.All the interviews and focus group debates were found on audio tape, written follow through and interpreted into English. The findings of the research focus on several themes such as change, adaptation, conflict and resolving differences among the couples (Attaca & Berry, 2002).