Experiences of Chinese Immigrants in Canada: (A) Building an Indigenous Support System
The importance of indigenous ethnic institutions as sources of social support for minority immigrants has been noted in several studies (Breton, 1964; Murphy, 1973; Nann and Stewart, 1975). For example, data gathered on refugees resettled after World War II in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and Singapore consistently showed that where an immigrant group constituted a large proportion of the population, their relative rates of mental illness were lower than where they constituted a small percentage (Murphy, 1955).
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