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Publication: "OECD. Working together: skills and labour market integration and immigrants and their children"

  • OECD. Working together: skills and labour market integration and immigrants and their children
    • Synopsis

      The report shows that Sweden has a well-developed, sustainable policy for reception and establishment, but the great number of asylum seekers in 2015 posed new challenges. With 16% of its population born abroad, Sweden has one of the highest immigrant populations of all OECD countries. These immigrants face specific challenges owing to the scant number of available low skilled jobs, and their integration tends to take time. Against this backdrop, Sweden has developed integration policies aimed mainly at improving immigrants’ qualifications.

      Finland. While the proportion of the population born abroad remains low by international standards, Finland has experienced one of the quickest increases in the OECD. The population born abroad has lower employment rates than those of native Finns, particularly among women, and immigrants face difficulties in integrating.  In fact, the employment gap for those arriving from outside the European Union is among the highest in the OECD. This jeopardises the integration of their children, many of whom have difficulties prospering in the Finnish school system. The great influx of asylum seekers in 2015 put integration on the agenda, and Finland developed a series of innovative integration policies, including the evaluation of their integration services, training for new modular integration, the Social Impact Bond, and challenges related to early contact with and segregation in the labour market.
       

    • Themes

      Data and Statistics, Diversity Management, Immigration

    • Year

      2018

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      OECD. Working together: skills and labour market integration and immigrants and their children

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