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How Does Place Matter to Highly Skilled Migrants?: Work/non-work experiences of international physicians in Norway and Sweden

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Maja Povrzanović Frykman ,

Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Malmö, SE
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Eugene Guribye,

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Kristiansand, NO
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Knut Hidle,

Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Bergen, NO
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Katarina Mozetič

Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Oslo, NO
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Abstract

The article tackles the question of how place matters to migrant physicians in the regions of Agder in Norway and Skåne in Sweden by exploring how place-specific conditions affect their experiences in the work, private, family and social domains of life. For this purpose, the article uses thematic analysis of the narrative material gathered through 25 semi-structured interviews. The lens of work/non-work domains, combined with a practice-oriented approach to place, highlights the complexity of lived experiences as they evolve in a particular context. Three main findings are identified: the non-homogenous significance of place across life domains, the vital role of transborder connections and obligations that affect individual and family resources for work/non-work negotiations in the place of settlement and the limits to the skill-based privileges in the place of settlement, which are notable in the domain of work but not replicated in non-work domains.
How to Cite: Frykman, M.P., Guribye, E., Hidle, K. and Mozetič, K., 2020. How Does Place Matter to Highly Skilled Migrants?: Work/non-work experiences of international physicians in Norway and Sweden. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 10(1), pp.51–68. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2019-0026
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Published on 01 Mar 2020.
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