New book: Integration among young people - a multicultural generation is growing up
Sweden has, in just a couple of decades, become a multi-ethnic society. Among young people today, building the Sweden of the future, more than one in four has a foreign background. In the book Integration among young people (in Swedish) the sociologists Carina Mood, Jan O. Jonsson and Georg Treuter have followed over 5,000 young people through their teenage years to early adulthood and had them describe their lives and living conditions in terms of school, leisure time, attitudes, visions of the future and much more .
The issue of integration is often narrowly focused on individual problems, such as unemployment or crime. But integration is a multidimensional phenomenon and in this book several central dimensions are highlighted, including education, work, housing, friendship and social ties, as well as religiosity, attitudes and well-being. Young people with a foreign background are, contrary to what many people believe, very optimistic about the future and have high ambitions when it comes to education and career. Integration in terms of higher education is also fast, but young people with a foreign background are at the same time at a higher risk than others of not having upper secondary education
In the book Integration among young people – a multicultural generation grows up, the researchers Carina mood, Jan o. Jonsson and Georg Treuter at the Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at the University of Stockholm and the Institute for Future Studies (IFFS) followed over 5,000 young people through their teenage years to early adulthood and let them describe their lives and living conditions in terms of school, leisure, attitudes, visions of the future and much more.
The book Integration among young people - a multicultural generation grows up is published by Makadam publishing house.
Last updated: November 11, 2022