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ERIC Number: EJ786928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Adjustment Failures in an Immigrant Population: Finns in Sweden
Saarela, Jan; Finnas, Fjalar
Social Indicators Research, v82 n3 p545-563 Jul 2007
Using data sets from both Sweden and Finland, which have been linked at the individual level, we analyse whether Finnish immigrants who lived in Sweden in 1990 were employed, non-employed, return-migrated, or dead by 2001. The aim is to see how they interrelate with socio-demographic characteristics, and to compare Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking immigrants in this respect. Multinomial logistic regression models reveal that there is great variation in the level of outcomes between the two language groups, but that the interrelation between socio-demographic factors and each outcome is fairly similar across outcomes and across language groups. It is foremost the Finnish-speaking male immigrants who experience problems, having on average two times higher odds of being either non-employed, return-migrated, or death, as compared with Swedish-speaking male immigrants. Social disadvantage may consequently not only take the form of poor labour market position, but also return-migration and death. The paper illustrates the need for separating subgroups of immigrants when one is interested in integrational success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Sweden