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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Jay T.
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Lara
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-05T15:53:47Z
dc.date.available2014-02-05T15:53:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:13103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/12947
dc.description.abstractDue to the effects of extreme climate change and overcrowding, it has been predicted that the Republic of Kiribati, a small island nation in the Pacific, could become completely uninhabitable by 2050. With the country's long-term sustainability and survival under threat, President Anote Tong has proposed the "migrating with dignity" strategy to collaborate with developed countries and create educational training programs in hopes that more I-Kiribati will be able to gain employment and move overseas. My thesis examines this relocation strategy with a particular focus on the Kiribati Australia Nursing Initiative (KANI) at Griffith University in Brisbane. Using an in-depth qualitative approach, my study focuses on the KANI students' motivations for leaving Kiribati, their personal experiences with the program, and its impact on their lives. My results hope to provide insight into the importance of this and other migration policies to Kiribati and other atoll nations of the Pacific region.
dc.format.extent167 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectKani
dc.subjectKiribati
dc.subjectKiribati-Australia nursing initiative
dc.subject"migrating with dignity"
dc.subjectMigration
dc.title"Migrating with Dignity": A Study of the Kiribati-Australia Nursing Initiative (KANI)
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberWarf, Barney
dc.contributor.cmtememberBrown, Christopher
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineGeography
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
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