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The labour market integration of immigrants and their children in Norway

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Abstract:

The labour market integration of immigrants has been a longstanding issue on the policy agenda in Norway. It is seen as essential to ensuring social cohesion, and has gained importance in the context of the recent increase in immigration. This chapter presents an overview of the key labour market outcomes of immigrants in Norway in international comparison, and their evolution over time. It sets out the framework for integration and provides a detailed picture of migrants in the labour market. It analyses some of the key characteristics of the Norwegian labour market and their links with integration and the main integration policy instruments. The chapter also looks into the labour market integration of the children of immigrants, the integration programme, integration into the public sector and the evidence regarding discrimination.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2012-06-01

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