Barriers of Labour Market Integration of Humanitarian Immigrants in Sweden

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Yemane Zeray Mesfin
Alemu Leta Mamuye

Abstract

Since 1950s Sweden has been hosting large number of humanitarian immigrants. Following this inflow, their economic integration has become a key policy objective. Despite the government policies, immigrants’ labour market outcomes lag behind. Their inclusion in to the job market has been characterized as having a slower pace. However, specific studies related with challenges of labor market integration of humanitarian immigrants have been limited.  The aim of this paper is, therefore, to fill the knowledge gap concerning the barriers of labor market integration of this group of immigrants. In analyzing this, the paper solely used secondary sources. The finding of this paper shows that lack of human capital and social capital, language problems and discrimination are the main barriers that affect the labor market outcome of humanitarian immigrants.

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Mesfin, Y., & Mamuye, A. (2020). Barriers of Labour Market Integration of Humanitarian Immigrants in Sweden. African Journal Of Governance & Development, 9(1), 124-138. Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/jgd/article/view/1527
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