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This review of Sweden's labour migration policy is the first of a series to be conducted by the Secretariat, as a follow‐up to the 2009 High‐Level Policy Forum on International Migration which included the presentation of a roadmap for managing labour migration. The rationale for this initiative was the growth in labour migration observed in many countries in the recent past and the likelihood that recourse to further labour migration would increase in the context of demographic ageing. Many countries prior to the current economic crisis had made substantial changes to labour migration policies with a view to facilitating recruitment from abroad. With the introduction of these changes, more prominence was accorded to the question of their effectiveness and more broadly, to the objectives of labour migration policy in general.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2011

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