Please come – but then what? Sweden and the dilemma of integration Part 2: “A labour market for insiders?”

This article forms part of a 2013 series on integration in Sweden

“What we tend to forget is that Sweden is neither politically, economically or culturally an optimal immigrant country. We have labour and housing markets for insiders, we are a nation united by a thick layer of identity-bearing markers and we’ve historically had limited experience with multiculturalism.”