Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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No 307: Integration after 2015. What can Sweden learn from Germany?

Patrick Joyce ()
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Patrick Joyce: The Ratio Institute, Postal: The Ratio Institute, P.O. Box 5095, SE-102 42 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: In 2015 and 2016 almost 2.7 million asylum seekers travelled to Europe in search of protection. More than half of them, 1.4 million people, sought refuge in Germany or Sweden. Germany received the most people by far but Sweden took in more as a share of its population. The big influx of refugees induced major changes in migration and integration in both countries. This paper compares the policies on labour market integration in both countries focusing on what Sweden can learn from Germany to improve integration.

Keywords: Labour market; Integration; Education and Social welfare.

JEL-codes: I24; I38; J15; J61

25 pages, March 22, 2018

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