Refugees and Immigrants in the Nordic


Immigration to the Nordic countries has increased significantly in the last 40 years (Pettersen & Østby 2013:76). Although exact data are hard to come by, it is clear that the term integration, albeit vague and often undefined, has become central in public and political debates. A central premise of most of the debates is the claim that newly arrived immigrants and refugees have not become part of their host societies to a satisfactory extent. Subsequently, an increasing number of initiatives and laws have been introduced in the Nordic countries with the intention to promote integration. (...)

Author Biographies

Anders Buch, Aalborg University


Professor. E-mail:

Sara Kristine Gløjmar Berthou, The Danish Society of Engineers


PhD. Project Manager.

Thomas Bredgaard, Aalborg University



How to Cite
Buch, A., Berthou, S. K., & Bredgaard, T. (2018). Refugees and Immigrants in the Nordic. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 8(S4), 1-5.