Headlines 2015

Immigration & job opportunities

2015-06-24


The former Swedish Government launched Etableringsreformen, stipulating that refugees be placed in municipalities where there are job opportunities. Özge Öner and Johan Wennström, IFN, have analyzed where new arrivals are placed and find that it is in municipalities with a declining population and high unemployment – in other words where the conditions for job growth is weak. These findings and more are discussed in a podcast.

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In addition, read (in Swedish) about the research in Ekonomisk Debatt 4/2015.

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