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Sweden is a country with a long tradition of immigration. Already in the 1960s, when, against the backdrop of an economic upswing, foreign labor was recruited, Sweden did not regard immigrants solely as "guest workers" who would eventually return to their countries of origin. Instead, the government assumed from the outset that immigrant workers would stay. Today, Sweden's integration policy is internationally regarded both as one of the most ambitious and successful. Nevertheless, the current high numbers of immigrants, especially of asylum seekers, lead to some serious challenges. There is a lack of affordable housing, both for newcomers and some segments of the Swedish-born population; unemployment among third-country nationals is high, and the xenophobic "Sweden Democrats" gain increasing influence in the political system.

Interner Link: Country profile Sweden 2015
Interner Link: Country profile Sweden 2009

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Country Profile Sweden: Introduction

Sweden, the biggest country in Scandinavia with a population of just under ten million people, is today a multicultural society. In recent years, the immigration of people in need of protection,…

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Historical Development of Migration to and from Sweden

Sweden is a country of immigration with a multicultural society. The country actively promotes the immigration of foreign labor. Instead of pursuing a "guest worker policy" as other European countries…

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Current Trends in Immigration to Sweden

Sweden's history of immigration dates back to times before the creation of the nation-state in its current boundaries. In more recent years, the immigration of family members of migrants already…

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Sweden's Immigration Policy

Sweden is known for its comparatively open immigration policy. Although the xenophobic "Sweden Democrats" party has managed to strongly increase their presence in the political system since 2010, the…

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The Immigration of Workers and Circular Migration

Sweden pursues an open immigration policy and actively encourages the recruitment of foreign labor. In 2008, the system of hiring foreign labor was reformed. Additionally, Parliament agreed to…

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Swedish Integration Policy

Sweden has long since recognized the fact that immigrants often do not only temporarily stay in the country, but remain in Sweden permanently. Unlike many other countries that recruited so-called…

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Citizenship Acquisition in Sweden

In comparison with many other countries, Sweden has a fairly liberal citizenship law. It offers immigrants the possibility to naturalize after only a few years of residence in Sweden.

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Asylum and Refugees in Sweden

Sweden is among those European Union Member States which take in the highest number of asylum seekers. The significant increase in the number of asylum applications in recent years has, however, put…

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Irregular Migration in Sweden

Sweden attracts many immigrants. Yet, not all of them have a valid residence permit. Especially rejected asylum seekers abscond to avoid forced return to their countries of origin. Swedish society and…

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Immigration in Sweden: Future Challenges

In recent years, immigration to Sweden reached record levels. This has provoked challenges that have to be solved. Especially on the housing and labor market, immigrants compete with other population…

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References

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