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Migration and Polarisation on the Labourmarket: patterns, mechanisms and experiences

Research project
Active research
Project period
2017 - 2023
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Financier
Forte: The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Short description

This project is one of six projects within the six year programme: The Challenges of Polarization on the Swedish Labour Market at the Department of Sociology and Work Science. This project addresses the integration of migrants and minorities into the Swedish labourmarket by assessing the extent, implications and experiences of ethnic polarisation across different dimensions; that is, between majority and minority populations (first and second generations); and the diversity within the migrant workforce and its distribution across the occupational structure.
Classical migration theory holds that migrants are recruited to perform jobs in the lower sections of the labour market that native workers avoid (Piore 1979; Massey et al. 1998).