This research note provides the general findings from a research project analyzing the reasons behind the lower unemployment rate of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, compared with the Finnish-speaking majority. The main conclusion is that the unemployment gap cannot be attributed to ethnic-group differences in age, education, place of residence, or industrial structure. We believe that two latent factors are highly relevant in this context: language proficiency and social integration, although no data presently available provides information about such issues.
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Research Article| January 01 2002
Ethnicity and Unemployment in Finland
Ethnic Studies Review (2002) 25 (1): 26–37.
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Jan Saarela, Fjalar Finnäs; Ethnicity and Unemployment in Finland. Ethnic Studies Review 1 January 2002; 25 (1): 26–37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2002.25.1.26
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