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Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology
This study advances the literature by identifying the factors that constrain the resource provision activities of social service agencies for immigrants. We consider whether and how coercive, mimetic and normative constraints shape organizational practices in this field. Drawing on twenty-five in-depth interviews with social service providers in Utah, we find that despite providers' commitment to serving immigrants, organizations remain significantly constrained due primarily to external coercive constraints including restrictive state laws and increasing competition over limited funding. We conclude by exploring the implications of our findings for policy and practice.
Holyoak, Grant Alan, "Institutional Constraints Limiting Social Services for Immigrants" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 580.
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