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The Times They are A-Changin': Organizational Change and Immigrant Employment Opportunities in Scandinavia

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  • Rosholm, Michael

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    (Aarhus University)

  • Scott, Kirk

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    (Lund University)

  • Husted, Leif

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    (KORA - Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research)

Abstract

This article compares and contrasts male immigrant labor market experiences in Sweden and Denmark during the period 1985 - 1995. Using register-based panel data sets from Sweden and Denmark, a picture of the employment assimilation process of immigrants from Norway, Poland, Turkey, and Iran is brought forth. The comparative approach shows that immigrants in Sweden and Denmark experienced similar declines in employment prospects between 1985 and 1995 despite quite different developments of aggregate labor market conditions. The explanation offered here is that the changing organizational structure - towards more flexible work organization - has resulted in a decrease in the attractiveness of immigrant employees due to the increasing importance of country-specific skills and informal human capital.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 258.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2001
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Publication status: published in: International Migration Review, 2006, 40 (2), 318-347
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp258

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Keywords: organizational change; employment assimilation; Immigrants;

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  1. George J. Borjas, 1987. "Self-Selection and the Earnings of Immigrants," NBER Working Papers 2248, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Gunnar Andersson & Kirk Scott, 2004. "Labour-market attachment and entry into parenthood: The experience of immigrant women in Sweden," MPIDR Working Papers, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany WP-2004-011, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
  2. N. Diez Guardia & K. Pichelmann, 2006. "Labour Migration Patterns in Europe: Recent Trends, Future Challenges," European Economy - Economic Papers, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission 256, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  3. Åslund, Olof & Rooth, Dan-Olof, 2003. "Do when and where matter? Initial labor market conditions and immigrant earnings," Working Paper Series, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2003:7, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
  4. Nekby, Lena & Özcan, Gülay, 2007. "Do Domestic Educations Even Out the Playing Field? Ethnic Labor Market Gaps in Sweden," SULCIS Working Papers, Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies - SULCIS 2007:3, Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies - SULCIS.
  5. Anna Piil Damm, 2006. "Ethnic Enclaves and Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 0607, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  6. Gunnar Andersson & Kirk Scott, 2007. "Childbearing dynamics of couples in a universalistic welfare state: the role of labor-market status, country of origin, and gender," MPIDR Working Papers, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany WP-2007-016, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
  7. Nordin, Martin & Rooth, Dan-Olof, 2007. "The Income Gap Between Natives and Second Generation Immigrants in Sweden: Is Skill the Explanation?," IZA Discussion Papers 2759, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  8. Nekby, Lena, 2004. "The Emigration of Immigrants, Return vs. Onward Migration: Evidence from Sweden," Research Papers in Economics, Stockholm University, Department of Economics 2004:7, Stockholm University, Department of Economics.
  9. Gunnar Andersson & Kirk Scott, 2007. "Childbearing dynamics of couples in a universalistic welfare state," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 17(30), pages 897-938, December.
  10. Piil Damm, Anna & Rosholm, Michael, 2005. "Employment Effects of Dispersal Policies on Refugee Immigrants: Empirical Evidence," Working Papers, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics 04-20, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
  11. Damm, Anna Piil & Rosholm, Michael, 2003. "Employment Effects of Dispersal Policies on Refugee Immigrants, Part II: Empirical Evidence," IZA Discussion Papers 925, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  12. Nekby, Lena, 2002. "How Long Does it Take to Integrate? Employment Convergence of Immigrants and Natives in Sweden," Working Paper Series, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research 185, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.

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