Alla ska ju ut på praktik: Möjligheter, begränsningar och problem med praktik i arbetslivet som medel för integration
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
This report is concerned with various opportunities, constraints and problems related to work placement. The study aims to describe and analyze how work placement is used as a way to increase employability among unemployed people with foreign background. The empirical material consists of data from two different labour market projects with funding from the European Social Fund (ESF). Within ESF-projecs, work placement is one of the most common measures to increase the labour supply.
The results demonstrate that work placement can function as both opportunity and constraint for labour market integration. When the work emplacement is located in a communicative, Swedish-speaking environment, it is a potential arena for language development. An opportunity for meaningful work placement is also opened up when projects are organized as vocational training. The link between the purpose of the work placement and the work placement as such, becomes very clear – it´s about the opportunity to learn a trade. Here, however, a potential problem becomes prominent. If the projects participants are trained for occupations in industries which are already ethnically segregated – the project is at risk to enforce the already segregated labour market. The study also shows how employers may be “tired” of unemployed coming to their organization for work placement. This creates a competition for placements, which do not favor those considered less employable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2011. , 39 p.
Temagruppen integration i arbetslivet, 2011:5
Praktik i arbetslivet, arbetspraktik arbetsmarknadsåtgärder, arbetslöshet, integration, anställningsbarhet, utländsk bakgrund
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72681OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72681DiVA: diva2:462466
ProjectsTIA - Temagruppen Integration i Arbetslivet