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Immigrants and the Labour Markets. Experiences from abroad and Finland.
Elli Heikkilä (Ed.)

The focus of this book is the position of immigrants in the labour markets, since this is a central indicator of the social status of immigrants and ethnic groups. Employment is one of the main foundations for the successful integration of immigrants. What has often been raised in research on and discussions of the issue in societies is the fact that it is more difficult for immigrants to find a job, expecially a job that corresponds to their educational background, than it is for the native population. As a result, the former often have significantly higher unemployment rates than the latter. This is naturally connected to economic cycles, which affect the demands for labour during both boom times and recessions.

The purpose of this book is to broaden our understanding and to explore labour issues and immigration from different perspectives as well as other specific themes from a wide range of viewpoints, including theoretical and empirical analyses. The chapters highlight immigrant experiences both from abroad and Finland.

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Tung metall. Finska fartygsbyggare i Göteborg.
Inkeri Lamér

- I början kändes det ju helt underbart när man lärde sig den där svetsningen.
- Jag såg mig omkring, å tänkte, oj vad stort.
- Jaa-a, jag vet inte, men nog bygger jag fortfarande båtar i sömnen…

25 finska fartygsbyggare berättar om sitt arbete vid Göteborgs storvarv under 1960- och 1970-talen. Det var en tid då hundratusentals finländare flyttade till Sverige, vars industri skrek efter arbetskraft och när man fick bra betalt för arbetet.

Inkeri Lamérs bok Tung metall är en viktig öppning mot det finska arbetets närhistoria i Sverige. Boken berättar även om Göteborg som industristad och om fartygsbyggnationens unika epok i staden historia.

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