EMPLOYMENT AS AN INDICATOR OF IMMIGRANTS INTEGRATION IN A HOST SOCIETY

  • Magdaléna Přívarová University of Economics in Bratislava
Keywords: labor migration; integration of immigrants; EU; Slovakia

Abstract

Integration of immigrants into the labor market is an important issue for all host countries. Active participation in the labor market is essential if population of a host country is going to accept the growing number of immigrants. The statistical data shows that in the European Union there are differences in labor market indicators between nationals and foreigners. Such a situation may result in the phenomenon of immigrants being "overqualified", which is the case in the most of the EU countries. Integration policies in the labor market (including the establishment of language training programs and more efficient procedures for assessment and recognition of qualifications acquired abroad) can help with guaranteeing the equality of opportunities for all. In the case of Slovakia specifically, the study shows that the immigrants are in an unfavorable position in the local labor market as compared to nationals and citizens of other EU countries, especially Western ones.

Author Biography

Magdaléna Přívarová, University of Economics in Bratislava

PhD, Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Economics in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Research interests: international migration, EU labor market, international regulation of labor migration

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Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
Přívarová, M. (2020). EMPLOYMENT AS AN INDICATOR OF IMMIGRANTS INTEGRATION IN A HOST SOCIETY. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (5(24), 48-55. https://doi.org/10.35678/2539-5645.5(24).2020.48-55