10 Nov: Labour Market Integration in the Nordic Countries: What can we learn from each other?

Welcome to the NEPR seminar in Oslo November 10 on Labour Market Integration in the Nordic Countries.

Since the mid-eighties the Nordic countries have received a high influx of refugees relative to the population size. Currently these countries receive large numbers of refugees, notably from the Middle East. This year’s Nordic Economic Policy Review seminar on Labour Market Integration of Refugees provides an arena for discussion of this and related issues.

Existing studies exploiting the rich administrative registers in the Nordic countries have shown that the speed of labour market assimilation of immigrants from non-Western countries in the Nordic welfare states is slow. However, few studies distinguish between refugees and non-refugee immigrants from Non-Western countries. The aim of this seminar is to fill this gap in the literature and to bring together researchers investigating labour market integration of refugees and policy makers and organisations in the Nordic countries. The seven papers presented at the conference will cover three topics: Labour market integration of refugees Educational attainment of refugee children Fiscal effects of immigration

This year’s seminar will include a panel debate where questions that have been asked during the day will be discussed with the audience, professionals, editors and authors of the articles. Our aim is to create a platform for an open and interesting debate.The seminar takes place on November 10 starting at 9.30 at Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo and is free of charge.

Organisers are the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordregio.

Register by email to: [email protected] no later than October 31, the number of seats are limited. More information can be found on www.norden.org/NEPR

The programme and official invitation can be downloaded here.