Attitudes Towards Immigrants among Youth in Sweden

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Title Attitudes Towards Immigrants among Youth in Sweden
Author Aamodt Bentsen, Beint Magnus
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Editor Hellström, Anders
Date 2017
English abstract
Attitudes towards out-groups have been of academic interest for a long time, and two often-used theoretical frameworks are intergroup contact theory, and group threat theory. This article combines insights from both to investigating attitudes among youth in Sweden using multiple regression analysis. I seek particularly to understand the role that contact has on reducing attitudes, and what role different contact situations, and forms may play. Specifically contact in schools and the local area is investigated after controlling for the effect of personal friendships. The analysis finds that high quality contact does have an effect on attitudes among Swedish youth even after controlling for background variables. Superficial contact has no additional effect in the investigated context. Group threat effects are also found to be important for the groups that are most directly in competition with immigrants in the labor market.
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Host/Issue MIM Working Paper Series;17:4
Pages 43
Language eng (iso)
Subject Contact theory
attitudes
xenophobia
youth
Sweden
cross-sectional data
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Bio Notes BEINT MAGNUS AAMODT BENTSEN is a Phd student, Malmö Univer... (see Details for more)
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