Coming of Age in Exile Health and Socio – Economic inequalities in Young Refugees in the Nordic Welfare Societies
Barn och unga, Education, Work
2 Dec 2020
Integration of immigrants is of great national and international interest, but challenges continue to persist. The Nordic countries are sharing quite similar general welfare schemes and other cultural and historical roots, but at the same time displaying different integration policies; thus, being an interesting and inspiring setting for cross-country comparisons to disentangle some of the complex processes forming the health and welfare trajectories of young refugees.
This report sheds light on patterns and trends regarding education, employment and health among young refugees across the Nordic countries based on the unique Nordic registry data along with comparative analyses of health reception, educational and labour market policies. Results from qualitative studies on policies and practices related to young refugees will provide further insights into the challenges and experiences of the main actors involved.
Coming of Age in Exile (CAGE) has been a multidisciplinary research project, funded by the Nordic Research Council (NordForsk) during 2015-2020, has been led by the Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) at the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen and carried out in collaboration with researchers at the Migration Institute of Finland, Turku; the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), Oslo; the University of South-Eastern Norway, University of Bergen, University of Gothenburg, and the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet.