Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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No 319: Labor market Integration of Refugees in Scandinavia after 2015

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: Sweden, Denmark and Norway have long been refugee destinations. All three countries received record numbers of asylum seekers between 2015 and 2016. This paper gives an overview and comparison on integration policies and labor market outcomes for refugees in the three countries after 2015. The paper also provides lessons from Scandinavia on fostering successful labor market integration for refugees.

Keywords: Patrick Joyce; Labor market; Integration; Education; Social welfare.

JEL-codes: I24; I38; J15; J61

16 pages, February 19, 2019

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