Ethnic Minority Youths in the Labour Markets in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

46 Pages Posted: 21 May 2019

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Susan Niknami

Stockholm University

Lena Schroder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eskil Wadensjo

Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies (SULCIS)

Date Written: April 2019

Abstract

This paper uses administrative data to in detail document how the share of youths not in employment, education or training has evolved over time in the Scandinavian countries. We study both first- and second-generation immigrant youths as well as natives to explore whether the pattern differ depending on the region of origin. We show that the NEET rates are higher among youths with an immigrant background compared to youths with a native background in all countries. Even when controlling for youth background characteristics, first- and second-generation immigrant youths have significantly higher probability of being in NEET compared to native youths.

Keywords: ethnic minority youths, NEET, Nordic countries

JEL Classification: J15, J13, J61, J64

Suggested Citation

Niknami, Susan and Schroder, Lena and Wadensjo, Eskil, Ethnic Minority Youths in the Labour Markets in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (April 2019). IZA Discussion Paper No. 12274, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3390264 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3390264

Susan Niknami

Stockholm University ( email )

Lena Schroder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eskil Wadensjo (Contact Author)

Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) ( email )

Universitetsvägen 10F
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Stockholm University Linnaeus Center for Integration Studies (SULCIS) ( email )

SE-106 91 Stockholm
Stockholm
Sweden

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