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Etnicitet som funktionshinder?: Om möjligheter på den svenska arbetsmarknaden för invandrare med annan kulturell, geografisk och språklig bakgrund
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
(Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Language difficulties -the same as to have a disability? : Possibilities on the labour market with Swedish as a second language. (English)
Abstract [en]

This study looked at language difficulties as a functional obstacle in the work place. The

purpose was to examine whether language problems were an obstacle (hindrance) in the

working place itself or a disability.

The study was carried out through interviews in Gothenburg, where both I and my

interviewees live and work.

My interviewees consisted of 8 individuals, 6 of them were of an immigrant background, with

working experience in Sweden. The other 2 were of Swedish background, one of whom was

an employer, the other a teacher.

I chose to interview both Swedish and immigrant interviewees, because it was important for

me to listen to differing groups with different perspectives.

I chose a qualitative study, this method enabled me to analyze the interviews. The result

shows that language, culture and other ethnic difficulties can have similar effects as functional


The obstacle with the person, but time is a factor throughout. To invest in immigrants can be

favorable, and establishing rules or actions for people with immigrant background means that

they can be integrated in society, contribute to the development of their own society, and

maintain psychological health which would improve life quality for them, especially those

who have benefitted from an education and thereby improve their competence within the workplace.

URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31227OAI: diva2:938643
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Handicap Science
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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