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Integration

What happens to immigrant kids as adults?

Their performance is a bit weaker than that of other children in elementary school, and somewhat fewer students complete upper secondary school. Compared to their parents, the difference is considerable.

Integration on hold in Norway: Immigrants face revocation of residence status

"People have felt on solid ground, and now they’re having the rug pulled out from under them," says researcher Jan-Paul Brekke.

Migrants not particularly prone to depression

Migrants are doing well generally, but experience higher rates of depressive symptoms than the population at large in some European countries. One country stands out as an exception.

Open day care centres fill vital role

The number of open day care centres in Norway is dropping, despite the help they give to troubled families.

Gay Swedes don’t flee rural communities

Researchers find more acceptance than expected for sexual diversity in rural areas.

Refugee integration improves with community action

When an entire local community is mobilised to help integrate refugees, the results are much better than when the job is left to paper pushers.

Swedes’ views on immigration get more polarised

Swedes have become generally more positive toward immigration, but a small xenophobic minority might be making a little headway.

Biased toward Norwegian job applicants

New experimental approach confirms that prejudiced bosses would rather hire ethnic Norwegians than applicants with strong ties to an immigrant background.

Public libraries promote inclusion

Loan statistics go down, but more people visit the libraries. In an increasingly multicultural society, libraries are more important than ever before.