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Nahikari Irastorza

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Nahikari Irastorza

Nahikari Irastorza is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity, and Welfare at Malmö University in Sweden. Her research interests include international migration and immigrant integration, and she has written about immigrants’ participation in the labor market and mixed marriages.

She has also conducted research on the social and economic integration of immigrants in Sweden, Colombia, and Canada. Her book, Born Entrepreneurs? Immigrant Self-employment in Spain, was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2010.

Dr. Irastorza earned her PhD in the social sciences at the University of Deusto in Spain, where her thesis examined the labor market performance and self-employment of immigrants to Spain.

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April 2014
By Pieter Bevelander and Nahikari Irastorza

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Reports
April 2014
Many of Sweden's immigrants are refugees who lack the skills and education to gain employment soon after they arrive. Over time, however, newcomers to Sweden have improved their employment rates, displayed income growth similar to natives, and moved from low- to middle-skilled positions. This report assesses how new immigrants—refugees, labor migrants, and others—fare in Sweden's labor market.