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A Note on Immigrant Representation in Temporary Agency Work and Self-employment in Sweden

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  • Pernilla Andersson Joona
  • Eskil Wadensjö

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This is a note on the immigrant representation in two forms of atypical employment in Sweden: self-employment and temporary agency work. The employment rate among non-western immigrants is substantially lower than among natives and using register data for the population in Sweden who were employed in 1999, we find that immigrants are over-represented in both these forms of atypical employment. Immigrants from Asia are over-represented in both forms of employment, whereas immigrants from South America are over-represented among temporary agency workers but underrepresented among the self-employed. These findings can be interpreted as an indication of that temporary agency work and self-employment are used as alternatives to regular employment by groups in which unemployment is high. Copyright 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation 2008 CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Article provided by CEIS in its journal LABOUR.

Volume (Year): 22 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
Pages: 495-507

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