The Labour-Market Participation of Highly Skilled Immigrants in Sweden: An Overview

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Title The Labour-Market Participation of Highly Skilled Immigrants in Sweden: An Overview
Author Irastorza, Nahikari ; Bevelander, Pieter
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Date 2017
English abstract
This paper provides an overview of the socio-demographic characteristics, labour-market participation and occupational mobility of highly educated immigrants1 in Sweden. Based on a statistical analysis of register data, we compare their employment rates, salaries and occupational skill level and mobility to those of immigrants with lower education and with natives. Among the questions addressed in this paper are: What is the socio-demographic profile of highly skilled immigrants to Sweden? Where do they come from and how do they enter the country? Are there differences in highly educated immigrants’ employment rates by citizenship status, migration entry route and place of birth? How do the salaries of highly educated men and women compare between immigrants and natives? What is the education-to-job match for them? How do occupational mobility patterns compare for highly educated immigrants versus those with lower education? Finally, are there differences in occupational skill level for highly educated migrants by entry route? Our results show that, while highly skilled immigrants perform better than those with a lower educational level, they never catch up with their native counterparts.
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), Malmö University
Series/Issue MIM Working Paper Series;17:5
Pages 26
Language eng (iso)
Subject Labour market
Employment
Integration
Highly skilled migrants
Sweden
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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