Patterns of ‘Achievement’

  • Olga OleinikovaEmail author


This chapter examines the present life of ‘achievement migrants’ after migration, analysing issues of integration, adaptation and self-identification in the new recipient environment. Firstly, it sheds light on dividends the ‘achievement migrants’ gained from migration; second, it considers their new occupational trajectories by examining their anchor and bricolage careers, and third, it examines the tactics for their successful integration and Australian identification. Finally, it explores their achievement life strategy in terms of the future plans. Migrants’ adjustment to the new life in Australia was evaluated as successful and demonstrated plans for continued achievements in the future. The participants’ personalities and their preferences for quick integration were found to be important aspects that helped them to continue their achievement life strategy after migration. The majority of the participants improved their lives after migration in terms of positive labour market outcomes and shifts in identity towards a more open and empowered life.


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  1. 1.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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