Research projects

Employment Protection and the Labor Market Position of Immigrants

Project manager: Niklas Elert

Olov Daunfeldt (HUI) and Anders Bornhäll (HUI)

According to theoretical models, the position of marginal groups in the labor market may be weakened by strict employment protection legislation. Empirical findings also suggest that marginal groups, especially the young, tend to be disadvantaged by strict employment protection legislation. However, the knowledge of how the labor market position of immigrants is affected by employment protection legislation is limited, even though this question is highly relevant from a policy perspective.

The purpose of the project is to examine how immigrants' possibilities for employment and self-employment are affected by employment protection legislation.

International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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