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Om inte jag gör det, gör ingen annan det heller - En intervjustudie om kommuners arbete med att förbättra flyktingars etablering på den lokala arbetsmarknaden

Larsson, Axelina LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
During recent years, Sweden has received the largest amount of refugees relative to its population among all OECD countries, posing new challenges to integrating those refugees in the labour market. Integration strategies, as well as outcomes of labour market integration, vary between municipalities. This thesis examines causes that can explain the variation in refugees’ local labour market integration by comparing the integration work of five municipalities. In three of them refugees have integrated beyond expectations in the labour market. In the other two the result is the opposite. Previous policy research identify four indicators as particularly significant to explain refugees’ relatively weak position on the labour market; lack of... (More)
During recent years, Sweden has received the largest amount of refugees relative to its population among all OECD countries, posing new challenges to integrating those refugees in the labour market. Integration strategies, as well as outcomes of labour market integration, vary between municipalities. This thesis examines causes that can explain the variation in refugees’ local labour market integration by comparing the integration work of five municipalities. In three of them refugees have integrated beyond expectations in the labour market. In the other two the result is the opposite. Previous policy research identify four indicators as particularly significant to explain refugees’ relatively weak position on the labour market; lack of human capital, less access to social networks, thresholds on the labour market and discrimination. These indicators are examined through interviews with officials responsible for integration in the municipalities. The results show that among the municipalities’ work related to the indicators, the efforts to improve refugees’ access to social networks seem to best explain the refugees’ different positions on the local labour markets. Despite that, the results indicate that individual commitments, as well as cooperation structures and previous experiences of active integration work, also have impact on the integration process. (Less)
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Larsson, Axelina LU
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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etablering, integration, flyktingar, kommuner, migration
language
Swedish
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8907657
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2017-07-11 15:37:40
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  abstract     = {During recent years, Sweden has received the largest amount of refugees relative to its population among all OECD countries, posing new challenges to integrating those refugees in the labour market. Integration strategies, as well as outcomes of labour market integration, vary between municipalities. This thesis examines causes that can explain the variation in refugees’ local labour market integration by comparing the integration work of five municipalities. In three of them refugees have integrated beyond expectations in the labour market. In the other two the result is the opposite. Previous policy research identify four indicators as particularly significant to explain refugees’ relatively weak position on the labour market; lack of human capital, less access to social networks, thresholds on the labour market and discrimination. These indicators are examined through interviews with officials responsible for integration in the municipalities. The results show that among the municipalities’ work related to the indicators, the efforts to improve refugees’ access to social networks seem to best explain the refugees’ different positions on the local labour markets. Despite that, the results indicate that individual commitments, as well as cooperation structures and previous experiences of active integration work, also have impact on the integration process.},
  author       = {Larsson, Axelina},
  keyword      = {etablering,integration,flyktingar,kommuner,migration},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Om inte jag gör det, gör ingen annan det heller - En intervjustudie om kommuners arbete med att förbättra flyktingars etablering på den lokala arbetsmarknaden},
  year         = {2017},
}