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The interaction impact on attitudes – Native Swedes’ attitudes towards labor immigrants and guest workers after the hurricane Gudrun

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  • Månsson, Jonas

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    (Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO))

  • Dahlander, Josefin

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    (SIDA, Baltic Sea Unit)

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    We make use of a natural experiment, the hurricane ‘Gudrun’, and investigate the impact of human interaction on attitudes towards the labor market. Comparing attitudes between one group of Swedish forest owners that had interacted with guest workers, and one that had not, differences in attitudes towards guest workers is identified concerning the labor market performance and work moral. Those who had interacted have a more positive attitude than those who not interacted. The experimental setting makes it possible to claim that this observed difference in attitudes was an effect of interaction.

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    Paper provided by Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University in its series CAFO Working Papers with number 2010:7.

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    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: 21 Nov 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:vxcafo:2010_007

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    Postal: Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, SE 351 95 Växjö, Sweden
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    Keywords: Attitudes; Interaction; Integration; Immigrant; Guest workers; Hurricane;

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