Age at immigration matters for labor market integration—the Swedish example
4 May 2018
This paper analyses how age at immigration to Sweden and getting a first foothold in the labor market is related.
The results show that the number of years taken to get a foothold in the Swedish labor market increases rapidly by age among immigrants from middle- and low-income countries aged 40+. Most individuals who are born in middle- or low-income countries who immigrate after age 50 never get a foothold in the Swedish labor market.
Authors: Gustafsson, Mac Innes, Österberg