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Second-Generation Immigrants in the Small-Business Sector in Sweden
Linköpings universitet.
Linköpings universitet.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, ISSN 1556-2948, E-ISSN 1556-2956, Vol. 12, no 3, 210-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the importance of co-ethnic employment for second-generation immigrants using data on the total population of Sweden. The analyses show that employment by parents comprises a substantial part of co-ethnic employment among young people. However, youth of Swedish origin in the small business sector are employed by parents to the same extent as second-generation immigrants. Furthermore, youth of Swedish origin are much more often employed by Swedish-born employers. Therefore, we argue that mobilization of family resources and social networks is not specific to immigrants in 'ethnic economies' but is rather part of a general small-business class strategy.

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2014. Vol. 12, no 3, 210-232 p.
Keyword [en]
ethnic economies, second-generation immigrants, ethnic capital, coethnic employment, Sweden, small-business class, family business, labor market integration
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240347DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2013.827768OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240347DiVA: diva2:776327
Kompetens och kontakter: Betydelsen av olika typer av sociala relationer för etablering på arbetsmarknaden bland unga med utländsk bakgrundStrategies and Structures. A multidisciplinary study of the preconditions for entrepreneurship among immigrants in Sweden.
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2016-07-26Bibliographically approved

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