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Foreign-born people under-represented in Swedish politics

2017-11-28 The Local

Foreign-born people in Sweden face a glass ceiling in local politics and are less likely to reach high-level positions even after decades in the country, new research by Jophanna Rickne, Stockholm University and affilated to IFN, shows. "We had expected representation of foreign-born people to be higher in communities where a higher proportion of the population was foreign-born, but that's not what we found," Rickne told The Local.

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