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THE LABOUR MARKET INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN DENMARK

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Abstract:

The labour market integration of immigrants is a very topical issue in Denmark. There is a general belief that their labour market outcomes are below those of the nativeborn, and a first glance at key indicators bears this out. Improvement of these outcomes has taken a prominent place in recent government proposals to meet future challenges of the welfare state. The government is trying to improve the contribution of immigration to meeting these challenges by improving the integration of those immigrants and their offspring who are already in the country and by more restrictive entry policies for some groups of migrants ‐ Denmark's rules for family reunification, for example, are among the most stringent in the OECD.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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