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Nordic Integration and Settlement Policies for Refugees

A Comparative Analysis of Labour Market Integration Outcomes

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This report has been commissioned by the Labour Market Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The chief aim is to provide policy-relevant knowledge by conducting a comparative analysis of refugee labour-market integration in Scandinavia. Instead of focusing on the well-known employment gap or the fiscal impact of refugee unemployment, this study investigates the divergent impacts of integration programmes and settlement policies for refugees from different backgrounds. Through longitudinal comparative analysis, this study examines the labour-market integration of refugees in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, searching for explanations of cross-national differences by combining statistical analyses with in-depth analyses of national policies and governance structures.

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Conclusions

This study has compared labour market integration of refugees in Scandinavia through longitudinal comparative analysis, and additionally, searched for explanations for cross-national differences by combining statistical analyses with in-depth analyses of national policies and governance structures. Here we sum up our findings. Who should learn what from whom in the Scandinavian countries?

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