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Research on Labor market integration.

 Age at immigration matters for labor market integration—the Swedish example - Gustafsson, Mac Innes, Österberg
This paper analyses how age at immigration to Sweden and getting a first foothold in the labor market is related. The results show that the number of years taken to get a foothold in the Swedish labor market increases rapidly by age among immigrants from middle- and low-income countries aged 40+. Most individuals who are born in middle- or low-income countries who immigrate after age 50 never get a foothold in the Swedish labor market.

 Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Finland - Sarvimäki
This paper documents Finland's policy response to the increase in asylum applications in 2015 and the labor market performance of earlier immigrants living in Finland. Immigrants born in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia had substantially lower employment rates, earned less and received more social benefits than other immigrant groups or natives in 1990–2013. The immigrant-native gaps in employment and earnings decreased over time but remained large. 

 Approaches to the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers - Fóti, Fromm
This report expands on existing research on the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers as a response to the refugee crisis. It updates information on legislation and practical arrangements in the first half of 2016, examines labour market integration in the broader context of receiving asylum seekers and supporting both them and refugees, and explores the role of the social partners. The study finds that the main countries affected made many efforts to provide faster and easier access to their labour markets for asylum seekers. 

 Innovation, Space, and Diversity - Solheim, Wilhelmsen
This PhD thesis aims at combining different perspectives from the literature on organizational theory, innovation, and economic geography and addresses how firms communicate and connect within the contexts of innovation processes. The literature concerned with organizational theory has had a tendency to overlook the significance of external surroundings and rather overemphasize within-firm relations and capabilities.

 Approaches to the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers - Fóti, Fromm
This report expands on existing research on the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers as a response to the refugee crisis. It updates information on legislation and practical arrangements in the first half of 2016, examines labour market integration in the broader context of receiving asylum seekers and supporting both them and refugees, and explores the role of the social partners.

 Intra-EU Migration: Legal and Economic View on Jobseekers' Welfare Rights
International migration influences economies of both the home and the host country. Some countries perceive immigration as a threat and consider limitations to their social security system to protect the domestic economy. Within the European Union, both the economic and the legal side of the issue must be taken into account. The paper presents an empirical analysis of natives' and immigrants' unemployment rates in EU15 countries and discusses a possible use of the findings in intra-EU migration policy.

Migration, Precarity, and Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour - Schierup,  Munck,  Likic-Brboric, Neergaard
For too long the movement of labour and the labour movement have been studied in splendid isolation. This book addresses their intersection. Karl Polanyi's intuition that history moves through a double movement of disembedding under market rule followed by re-embedding under societal control underlies the overall argument. In different, but complementary, ways the book's fifteen chapters address globalization, international migration, and the precarization of work and citizenship along with diverse social movement responses beyond 'North' and 'South'.

You will find more examples of research on labour market integration of refugees and migrants on our Scandinavian website.


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2017-08-25

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