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Refugee youth who arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors and separated children: Education and labour market well-being
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2019 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 179-200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, Sweden has been one of the largest receiving countries of unaccompanied minors, compared to other EU member states. Recent studies have increasingly stressed the strength, resilienceand agency of unaccompanied minors, despite the traumatic experiences and challenges they face. In this article, we study unaccompanied minors in the Swedish education system and the labour market using register-based data covering the period 2003–2014. We compare this group with accompanied minors and persons of the same age born in Sweden to investigate the mechanisms that facilitate and/or hinder their labour market well-being. We find that unaccompanied minors have problems in completing secondary school but do well in the labour market with regard to finding employment. Our results draw attention to the multifaceted processes that facilitate and/or hinder their labour market well-being.

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2019. Vol. 9, no 2, p. 179-200
Keywords [en]
Unaccompanied minors, Separated children, Refugee youth, Labour market, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-171489DOI: 10.2478/njmr-2019-0020ISI: 000475856900003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-171489DiVA, id: diva2:1342031
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved

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