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Är introduktionstiden för nyanlända invandrare integrerande?

Halje, Axel LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
In this essay my intention has been to investigate the introductional efforts provided for newly arrived immigrants and whether these efforts have an integrating effect. To work this out I have taken use of the theory about social inclusion/exclusion and also by interviewing six persons who are professionally experienced in these particular matters. I also explain the very concept of integration and further on the comparison between the interviewee’s ideas in the matter, and the government’s. The theory about social inclusion/exclusion arose in the 1970’s and has since had an increasing impact in EU-context, which also has had an influence on Sweden. However, I have mainly approached the subject with reference to Ruth Levitas (1998)... (More)
In this essay my intention has been to investigate the introductional efforts provided for newly arrived immigrants and whether these efforts have an integrating effect. To work this out I have taken use of the theory about social inclusion/exclusion and also by interviewing six persons who are professionally experienced in these particular matters. I also explain the very concept of integration and further on the comparison between the interviewee’s ideas in the matter, and the government’s. The theory about social inclusion/exclusion arose in the 1970’s and has since had an increasing impact in EU-context, which also has had an influence on Sweden. However, I have mainly approached the subject with reference to Ruth Levitas (1998) critical discussion about social inclusion/exclusion which makes the foundation of my analysis where I put the provided introductional efforts in comparison with these theories. Employment as a human right has by time more come to resemble employment as a human duty. Workfare – the duty of labour – has replaced the right to welfare. To get integrated you need an occupation. However, the interviewees confirm an occurrence of a defined way of work that does not fully match the reality of integration; integration in their eyes is something much more than just the right to employment. Many of the newly arrived have a history of education and professional experience, which they often are unable to benefit from. Those with education tend to set themselves up with an occupation more easily than those without. However, most of them still get positions in which they are over qualified. This is problematic because it considerably lowers the chances in the labour market for the non-educated group of immigrants. There is also an opinion that through motivation, and the ability to understand the importance of responsibility, people can make themselves more employable. This serves as a proof for a way of thinking that the newly arrived presumably lack these qualities. As a conclusion, the increasing absence of the redistribution discourse has a big impact on integration. (Less)
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Halje, Axel LU
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SOPA63 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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immigrants, inclusion, exclusion, integration, introductional efforts
language
Swedish
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1415444
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2009-06-16 12:23:06
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  abstract     = {In this essay my intention has been to investigate the introductional efforts provided for newly arrived immigrants and whether these efforts have an integrating effect. To work this out I have taken use of the theory about social inclusion/exclusion and also by interviewing six persons who are professionally experienced in these particular matters. I also explain the very concept of integration and further on the comparison between the interviewee’s ideas in the matter, and the government’s. The theory about social inclusion/exclusion arose in the 1970’s and has since had an increasing impact in EU-context, which also has had an influence on Sweden. However, I have mainly approached the subject with reference to Ruth Levitas (1998) critical discussion about social inclusion/exclusion which makes the foundation of my analysis where I put the provided introductional efforts in comparison with these theories. Employment as a human right has by time more come to resemble employment as a human duty. Workfare – the duty of labour – has replaced the right to welfare. To get integrated you need an occupation. However, the interviewees confirm an occurrence of a defined way of work that does not fully match the reality of integration; integration in their eyes is something much more than just the right to employment. Many of the newly arrived have a history of education and professional experience, which they often are unable to benefit from. Those with education tend to set themselves up with an occupation more easily than those without. However, most of them still get positions in which they are over qualified. This is problematic because it considerably lowers the chances in the labour market for the non-educated group of immigrants. There is also an opinion that through motivation, and the ability to understand the importance of responsibility, people can make themselves more employable. This serves as a proof for a way of thinking that the newly arrived presumably lack these qualities. As a conclusion, the increasing absence of the redistribution discourse has a big impact on integration.},
  author       = {Halje, Axel},
  keyword      = {immigrants,inclusion,exclusion,integration,introductional efforts},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Är introduktionstiden för nyanlända invandrare integrerande?},
  year         = {2009},
}