Alireza Behtoui, Associate Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University
The Performance of Early Age Migrants in Education and the Labour Market;  A comparison of Bosnia Herzegovinians, Chileans and Somalis in Sweden



This study examines how early age immigrants to Sweden from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile and Somalia perform in education and the labour market in comparison with the children of natives. As the results demonstrate, the socio-economic position of the parents, family structure and other demographic characteristics of individuals only partially explain the differences between the descendants of natives and young immigrants from these countries. A further analysis demonstrates that the socio-historical contexts into which these immigrant children arrive and settle, i.e. the processes of migration, are equally likely to have an impact on young immigrants’ performance.



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