How to Integrate newly arrived refugees into the labour market? an evaluation of the three year Danish integration programme

Anna Diop-Christensen, Hamiyet Kaya

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    Abstract

    Abstract
    The European countries experience the largest migration flow since World War
    II with least a million refugees expected to arrive in 2015. Consequently, policy
    makers face the challenge of how to integrate these newcomers into the labour
    market. The scientific literature provides limited knowledge about the effect of
    policies and integration programmes (UNHCR, 2013). Most previous studies focus
    on how general institutional features (e.g. immigration policy, welfare and labour
    market institutions) influence the labour market outcomes of immigrants, while
    few evaluate the effect of specific policies (for an overview see Diop-Christensen,
    2014). To the best of our knowledge, of the latter type of studies, only Rosholm
    and Vejlin (2010) focus specifically on the group of refugees (see also UNHCR,
    2013).
    This paper contributes to filling this knowledge gap by investigating the effect
    of different integration measures for newly arrived refugees in Denmark. More
    specially, refugees in Denmark participate in a three year integration programme,
    which should aid their labour market transition. However, the programme varies
    widely in content because the implementation is decentralised to 98 municipalities.
    In a first step, we identify the specific nature of this variation by conducting a
    survey in all Danish municipalities. This information will be used for constructing
    variables (e.g. the use of internship in firms, focus on transferring educational
    qualification). Secondly, we analyse the effect of these variables on the duration
    until th
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider1
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    Begivenhed3th ISA Forum of Sociology: THE FUTURES WE WANT: GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE STRUGGLES FOR A BETTER WORLD - Vienna, Østrig
    Varighed: 10 jul. 201614 jul. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 3
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    Konference3th ISA Forum of Sociology
    Nummer3
    LandØstrig
    ByVienna
    Periode10/07/1614/07/16
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