The report examines experiences of child poverty and social exclusion amongst dispersed asylum seekers in Ireland.

The report was written by Dr. Bryan Fanning, Dr Angela Veale, Dr Dawn O'Connor and commissioned by the Irish Refugee Council. The report was published in July 2001. 

The research was undertaken in three locations; Cork, Ennis and Limerick. Interviews were conducted with 43 households. In addition a number of group interviews were held with asylum-seeking children and asylum seeker parents. The research sought to examine the impact of 'direct provision' upon asylum seeker child poverty and social exclusion. The experiences of children in 'direct provision' were compared to those in households in receipt of the full supplementary welfare allowance. The research examined the nature and extent of social exclusion experienced by asylum-seeking children.

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