Denmark: Waiting for family reunification and the risk of mental disorders among refugee fathers

2021European Comission

This study examines whether family separation caused by prolonged waiting times for family reunification is associated with the risk of psychological disorders – such as PTSD – among refugee fathers. The study was conducted by the Danish Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and the University of Copenhagen. According to its researchers, this is the first large-scale cohort study to demonstrate that family separation is associated with an increased risk of psychological disorders among refugee fathers.

Key wordsasylum / asylum seekers / family reunification / forced migration / refugees