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Occupational Attainment of immigrants: The case of Sweden
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Immigrants have become a big part in host country’s daily life. Pervious research study

immigrants usually focus on the factors that influence the earnings of immigrants. In contrast,

this paper analyzes occupational attainment of immigrants and compares occupational

attainment between immigrants and natives. In general, the same as natives, nearly half of

immigrants are employed in low-skilled occupations, which cover upper secondary education

and tertiary level of no more than 2 years in length. However, immigrants have the less

probability of being in skilled and high-skilled occupations than natives. For immigrants from

western countries, their occupational attainment are similar to natives, that is, high-skilled

occupations accounts for a higher proportion and they are less likely to be engaged in

unskilled occupations comparing with immigrants from Africa and Asia and South America.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Occupational attainment, Immigrants, Natives
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35389OAI: diva2:727027
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Available from: 2014-06-19 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved

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