Her later work concentrates on the role of ethnicity within new social

Her later work concentrates on the role of ethnicity

This preview shows page 22 - 24 out of 68 pages.

Her later work concentrates on the role of ethnicity within new social movements in relation to education and work (Ålund and Reichel 2005, 2006). Special concern has been paid to the emerging importance of immigrant associations as prominent actors for social inclusion (Ålund 2006a). This involves the role of social move- ments and immigrant associations in the context of new forms of governance and development partnerships (Ålund, 2006a). She discusses the meaning of ethnicity for cultural categorizations in institutional contexts (Ålund 2004a) and processes of social segmentation in an inter- national perspective (Ålund 2002,2003b, 2004b, 2006b ) . Ålund has contributed with a number of publications within this field of research. She has actively participated in several academic networks and research cooperation. Ålund is chairing the Swedish UNESCO-MOST (Man- agement of Social Transformation) programme on behalf of the Swedish Research Council and represents Sweden in the MOST intergovernmental council. Employment, Recruitment and Social Networks; PhD Anders Neergaard (NIWL) and PhD student Alireza Bethoui (LiU) Research project: The role of the employment office in the construction of ethnicity on the labour market (2001- 2003) . Directed bz Anders Neergaard and Alireza Behtoui, PhD student the two researchers involved in the project focus causes behind differences in unemployment as well as horizontal and vertical labour market segmenta- tion. One part study is represented by the PhD thesis of Alireza Bethoui, Unequal opportunities: The Impact of Recruitment Methods and Social Capital for Immigrants and Their Children in the Swedish Labour Market (to be defended in October 2006). This study has been closely related to the project presented below. The impact of social networks and social capital on labour market out- comes for immigrants and their children is in focus in Behtoui’s thesis (2006 d) and other studies (Bethoui 2004, 2004a, 2006, 2006a. 2006b, 2006c). Behtoui uses both the data produced by Statistics Sweden (SCB) and self-designed questionaires in his mainly quantitative research. The results demonstrate the importance of the impact of social capital and access to networks with valuable resources in explaining different labour market outcomes in the Swedish labour market The object of research in the project The role of the employment office in the construction of ethnicity on the labour market (2001-2003, financed by FAS) are recruit- ment practices. Statistics demonstrate substantial differ-
Image of page 22

Subscribe to view the full document.

ences in labour market outcome between people with Swedish background and people with migrant back- ground. Studies have been conducted on the active la- bour market policy and now focus on recruitment prac- tices. The research is anchored in international theoreti- cal perspectives on social network and social capital and institutional discrimination and selection processes. (Be- thoui 2004, 2004a, 2006) (Neergaard 2002, 2006, 2006a, 2006b, 2006c, 2006d, 2006e).
Image of page 23
Image of page 24
  • Fall '08
  • Finklerberg

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask ( soon) You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes