Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161046
Authors: 
Gustafsson, Björn Anders
Mac Innes, Hanna
Österberg, Torun
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10423
Abstract: 
This paper analyses how age at immigration to Sweden and getting a first foothold in the labor market is related. We estimate hazard rate models using registry data on all persons who arrived in each of the years 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002. 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.
Subjects: 
immigrants
Sweden
age
labor market
JEL: 
C41
J15
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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