The Labour-Market Attachment and Well-Being of Immigrants in Sparsely Populated Regions of Finland
Keywords:immigrants, labour market, integration, well-being, counties.
Our research aimed to explore community well-being and individual well-being of immigrants with a special view to economic integration. We are applying objective and subjective variables for well-being at both community and individual level in the counties, which represent regions outside the “growth centres” of Finland and are experiencing a decrease in population: Kymenlaakso, North Savo, and Kainuu. The study, utilising data from Statistics Finland and the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, revealed that immigrants’ economic status and experiences at work and in their living area are important factors in the well-being of the community and individuals alike, as judged objectively and subjectively. These can get reflected in the level of community belongingness or lack of it. Feeling engaged with the region is a continuous process that affects interaction between individuals and their community.
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