University of Malmö, Sweden, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations, University of Malmö, Sweden
International migration, different aspects of immigrant integration and citizenship, attitudes towards immigrants and ethnic minorities
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Board member of The Migration Studies Delegation (DELMI), Ministry of Justice, Sweden
PhD Economic History, Lund University, 2000
“Voting participation of immigrants in Sweden: A cohort analysis of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 elections.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 16:1 (2015): 61–80.
“From aliens to citizens.” In: Chiswick, B., and P. W. Miller (eds). Handbook in Economics, Economics of International Migration, Volume 1A. Oxford: Elsevier North-Holland, 2015 (with M. Spång).
“The labour market integration of refugee and family reunion immigrants: A comparison of outcomes in Canada and Sweden.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40:5 (2014) (with R. Pendakur).
“Naturalization and earnings: A Denmark–Sweden comparison.” European Journal of Population 30 (2014): 337–359 (with J. Helgertz and A. Tegunimataka).
“The influence of partner choice and country of origin characteristics on the naturalization of immigrants in Sweden: A longitudinal analysis.” International Migration Review (Forthcoming) (with J. Helgertz).
Integrating refugees into labor markets Updated
Economic integration of refugees into their host country is important and benefits both partiesPieter Bevelander, September 2020Refugee migration has increased considerably since the Second World War, and amounts to more than 50 million refugees. Only a minority of these refugees seek asylum, and even fewer resettle in developed countries. At the same time, politicians, the media, and the public are worried about a lack of economic integration. Refugees start at a lower employment and income level, but subsequently “catch up” to the level of family unification migrants. However, both refugees and family migrants do not “catch up” to the economic integration levels of labor migrants. A faster integration process would significantly benefit refugees and their new host countries.MoreLess