Formal Education and New Openings for Self-Employment Amongst Foreign-Born Persons in the Swedish Healthcare Sector
2016 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This study contributes to the discussion on the value of education for self-employment among foreign-born persons in Sweden. The case of the deregulated healthcare sector is used to illustrate the importance of the acknowledgement of unaccustomed types of education with regards to a lack of access to the ordinary labour market and for starting a new business. Register-based data on all individuals in Sweden with an education in healthcare are used in the analysis. The overrepresentation of foreign-born persons amongst newly self-employed people is explained by what type of education they have, that is, a highly educated specialised occupation or educations at high and low levels that are classified as ‘other’ in the register.
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-310484DOI: 10.1515/njmr-2017-0003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-310484DiVA: diva2:1057071