Labour Market Integration In Norway

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

In the context of longstanding and significant differences between the labour market outcomes of the native-born and immigrants, the labour market integration of immigrants has been a key policy issue in Norway. The differences are largely attributable to the prevalence of family and humanitarian migrants in the past, since these have outcomes that are not as good as those of labour migrants in most countries. Evidence from many OECD countries shows that immigrants, in particular recent arrivals, tend to be especially affected by an economic downturn.