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The Performance of Early Age Migrants in Education and the Labour Market: a Comparison of Bosnia Herzegovinians, Chileans and Somalis in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2014 (English)In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 40, no 5, 778-795 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines how early age immigrants to Sweden from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile and Somalia perform in education and the labour market in comparison with the children of natives. As the results demonstrate, the socio-economic position of the parents, family structure and other demographic characteristics of individuals only partially explain the differences between the descendants of natives and young immigrants from these countries. A further analysis demonstrates that the socio-historical contexts into which these immigrant children arrive and settle, that is the processes of migration, are equally likely to have an impact on young immigrants' performance.

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2014. Vol. 40, no 5, 778-795 p.
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Descendant of Immigrants, In-Between Generation, Education, Labour Market
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Social Anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94372DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2013.836958ISI: 000331356200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-94372DiVA: diva2:653393
Available from: 2013-10-04 Created: 2013-10-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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