From Migrants to Workers: Immigrants’ role in local labour markets in the Nordic region
Over the past few decades the scale of international migration into the Nordic countries has increased considerably. The percent foreign-born of the total population in several of the Nordic countries exceeds that of traditional migration destination states such as the United States and Australia. While many of these recent arrivals migrate to the capital cities and other large urban areas of the Nordic countries, there has been increased migration to rural and sparsely populated areas of the Nordic region and the role of these new arrivals into these areas is not well known.
The quantitative analysis of this project examines the scale of immigration into the Nordic countries by country of origin, gender, level of education, and other characteristics. It looks at the scale of immigration by region with a focus on the more sparsely-populated areas of the Nordic region.
Case studies from six rather remote, rural regions across the Nordics provide a more qualitative assessment of the role of these new immigrants in local labour markets with labour shortages and population decline. A central aim is to compare the measures taken to improve the long-term integration of labour migrants and their families, and refugees, into social networks and labour markets – and to identify and spread good practices.
- From migrants to workers: Regional and local practices on integration of labour migrants and refugees in rural areas in the Nordic countries
- From migrants to workers: Immigration and integration at the local level in the Nordic countries
- Nordregio News 3 2016: Migration and integration
- Scenarios for 2015-2080: The impact of migration on population and ageing
- Can planning combat segregation and strengthen social sustainability?
- Migration in the Nordic countries 1960 and 2010
- 1-3 September workshop: Migrant integration to rural territories
- 2-3 Sept: A workshop “Migrant Integration in Rural Territories”, Finland
- 25 November: Young people and newly arrived migrants in rural areas
- 30 Aug Webinar: From Migrants to Workers with Nordregio researchers
- New report: From migrants to workers
- 10 Nov: Labour Market Integration in the Nordic Countries: What can we learn from each other?
- From refugees to citizens