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Integration of immigrants on the Swedish labour market: recent trends and explanations
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Cenre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)
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Abstract [en]

This paper uses new data to illustrate the position of the foreign-born on the Swedishlabour market. Foreign-born Africans and Asians have a lower employment and ahigher unemployment rate than other groups. They are overrepresented in fixed-timeemployment and underrepresented in managerial positions. Employment is particularlylow among family and refugee immigrants. Educated people from these regions aremore likely than others to have jobs requiring lower competencies than their educationallevel. Lack of human capital acquired in Sweden and lack of access to networks as wellas prevalence of discrimination are put forward as explanations for this.

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Växjö: Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies at Linnaeus University , 2014. , 20 p.
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Working paper series / Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, 2014:9
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38645DiVA: diva2:772778
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2015-01-21Bibliographically approved

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