Immigration, emigration, and labour market success does Finland suffer from brain drain?

Edvard Johansson*

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Abstract

Is Finland losing out in the international competition for highly educated individuals? The results indicate that Finland suffers from brain-drain to some extent. The magnitude of the problem is not alarmingly large, and it has not become worse during the recent past. Although immigrants to Finland have substantially less education than the Finnish public at large, they are likely better educated than immigrants to Sweden or Denmark. Despite this the labour market performance of Finland's immigrant is roughly as bad as for immigrants in the rest of Wester Europe. This amounts to a failure of assimialtion policies.

Translated title of the contributionImmigration, emigration, and labour market success does Finland suffer from brain drain?
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)57-74+108
JournalEkonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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