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Entrance, Exit and Exclusion: Labour Market Flows of Foreign Born Adults in Swedish ‘Divided Cities’
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2008 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

International migrants often achieve subordinate positions in the labour market or are left outside it. On the basis of unique, longitudinal data, this article investigates the socio-economic mobility of the foreign-born adult population in two Swedish cities, 1993–2002. Patterns of entrance, exit and exclusion from the labour market are compared between foreign- and native-born populations, focussing on variations between ‘distressed’ neighbourhoods and surrounding city regions. The results reveal that the foreign-born population experiences high labour turnover, generally with increasing employment stability, but that considerable vulnerability remains. However, surprisingly small differences were found between residents of ‘distressed’ and other neighbourhoods. Consequently, ethnic rather than residential status influenced the employment situation of foreign-born adults in Swedish cities.

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Stockholm: Stockholm University Linnaeus Center , 2008. , 37 p.
SULCIS reports and working papers, ISSN 1654-1189 ; 2008:1
Keyword [en]
Labour mobility, Segregation, Foreign Born, Life course, Sweden
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Sociology Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15713OAI: diva2:182233
Available from: 2008-12-08 Created: 2008-12-08 Last updated: 2015-03-04Bibliographically approved

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