Working Papers, School of Business, Örebro University
Determinants of Immigrants’ Early Labor Market Integration
Abstract: This study investigates conditions favouring early labor
marketintegration for immigrants in Sweden. The study is based on a survey
among immigrants just two and a half years after they received a permanent
residence permit. Factors such as work experience; Swedish spouse and the
local labor market conditions influence the likelihood in getting a job
during the first years in Sweden.
The results also indicate gender
differences. The level of education only matters for men while fluency in
language is favourable only for women. Surprisingly,those participating in
an introduction program organized by the local municipalities do not have a
higher probability of getting work early after arrival.
Keywords: Immigrants; employment; probability; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F22; J15; J24; (follow links to similar papers)
35 pages, August 16, 2006
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