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Att integrera i det svenska samhället: En undersökning om kvinnor med invandrarbakgrund och deras syn på introduktion och andra faktorer som påverkar inträdet i det svenska arbetslivet och samhället
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

The integration policy in Sweden shall encourage individuals to support themselves and take part in society. It shall also contribute to equal rights and opportunities for women as well as for men. In Borlänge this has resulted in a program of introduction for new arrivals from other countries. However, at the unit responsible for economic support, they have discovered that women with immigrant background more often than men seem to have trouble starting or became to an ending of the program, which then especially leads women to a long-term dependence for economic support. The purpose of this study has therefore been to investigate what factors affect immigrant women’s participation in the introduction, and what significance this participation has for their possibilities to become economically self-supporting, and integrated into Swedish society. Previous research shows that some of the obstacles for the integration of immigrant women can be that they give birth to many children, are unskilled or have a low degree of education and that they tend to be living under patriarchal gender patterns. Another problem seem to be that some women are not even known as members of the municipalities. All of these problems are as well what was shown in my own study. I have used theoretical perspectives from Bourdieu, Elias & Scotson, Giddens, Roman and al-Baldawi in my analysis. Bourdieu have interesting thoughts about capital, habitus and field, which can help us to understand how individuals are being shaped and are given different opportunities to act in a special way or direction. Elias & Scotson describes through their study around established and outsiders how the process of integration can take place and what effects that can be shown for the opportunities to succeed in that part. Giddens, Roman and al-Baldawi then give us different ways to look at the patriarchy and family structures around the world. The result of this study shows that the willingness to integrate and be able to take care of your own support for living is an important part for the women for succeeding. For the other women, that don’t succeed, it turns out to be just like the previous research has been shown. Gender patterns, many children and a low or no education skill all seems to be part of the issue. It is also suggested that the generosity of the Swedish welfare system might hinder rather than help some immigrant women to become integrated into Swedish society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2008. , 33 p.
Keyword [sv]
Women with an immigrant background, integration, capital and habitus, established and outsiders, family structures.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3656OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3656DiVA: diva2:518563
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2009-01-27 Created: 2009-01-27 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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