INTEGRATION INTO THE LABOUR MARKET -CASE STUDY DENMARK

Studenteropgave: Speciale (inkl. HD afgangsprojekt)

  • Akuo Langha
4. semester, Global Refugee Studies, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
Integration is a very complex topic and has caught the attention of most Western European societies nowadays. Integration has also been an issue of discussion within the political, cultural and economic spheres in Denmark in the last two decades. The Danish society has strived to enact and implement various integration policies in order to encourage the numerous influxes of immigrants to integrate into the society.
These policies and laws have been widely broadcasted since most immigrants are still very reluctant to respect them in order to get integrated. Failing to integrate has at times left most of these immigrants with the feeling of being discriminated upon when it comes to their rights of integration into the political, social and economic sectors in Denmark.
This master’s thesis is thus an investigation into the main reasons underlying the integration of foreigners into the labour market in Denmark. . In order for this to be done, the Bikuh Pirhak theory on Civic Assimilationist and the Neoclassical Theory of Migration will be applied. The Civic Assimilationist theory happens to place emphasis on the public sphere and the private sphere of the assimilation process while the Neoclassical Theory of Migration focuses on the main reasons behind migration. This will be done in order to establish the fact that difficulties in integration into the labour market are caused by the policies put in place by the Danish society or by the foreigners. Emphasis shall also be placed on the Integration Act and the introduction programme. The introduction programme happens to be the stages that an immigrant is supposed to pass through in order to become fully integrated in Denmark.
Finally, considering the fact that these laws and policies cannot be conveniently administered without mediating bodies such as governmental officials and social agent participating, there will also be the placing of attention on these actors who are responsible in carrying out these activities in these sectors. All this will be done in order to tackle these issues and also the reasons behind the difficulties that immigrants face as they make efforts towards integration


SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2012
Antal sider57
ID: 63439933