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Formal Education and New Openings For Self-Employment Amongst Foreign-Born Persons in the Swedish Healthcare Sector

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Susanne Urban ,

1Institute for research on ethnicity, migration and society (REMESO), Linköping University; Institute for housing and urban research (IBF), Uppsala University, SE
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Tobias Schölin

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, SE
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Abstract

This study contributes to the discussion on the value of education for self-employment among foreign-born persons in Sweden. The case of the deregulated healthcare sector is used to illustrate the importance of the acknowledgement of unaccustomed types of education with regards to a lack of access to the ordinary labour market and for starting a new business. Register-based data on all individuals in Sweden with an education in healthcare are used in the analysis. The overrepresentation of foreign-born persons amongst newly self-employed people is explained by what type of education they have, that is, a highly educated specialised occupation or educations at high and low levels that are classified as ‘other’ in the register.
How to Cite: Urban, S. and Schölin, T., 2017. Formal Education and New Openings For Self-Employment Amongst Foreign-Born Persons in the Swedish Healthcare Sector. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 7(1), pp.28–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1515/njmr-2017-0003
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Published on 01 Mar 2017.
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