Working Paper Series, FIEF - Trade Union Institute for Economic Research
How Long Does it Take to Integrate? Employment Convergence of Immigrants and Natives in Sweden.
Abstract: This study examines employment convergence between
immigrants and natives, by gender and region of origin, using data with
annual information (1990-2000) on more than 200,000 individuals of which
over 19,000 were born abroad. Duration of residence is found to have a
significant effect on employment chances up to and including the first 25
years in Sweden but with greater explanatory power for East- and
non-European immigrants. Assuming homogeneous human capital and time
effects, immigrant groups with over twenty years residency continue to show
a significant employment gap to natives. No notable gender differences in
employment convergence patterns are found.
Keywords: Immigration; Employment; Discrimination; Gender; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J15; J16; J21; J61; J71; (follow links to similar papers)
33 pages, December 18, 2002
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