Women of immigrant background in the labour market
The project is part of CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality.
Norwegian women have high levels of labour market participation. Thus, it is not surprising that immigrant women in Norway have lower labour market participation rates.
Nevertheless, gender equality and women's work are a central concern in the debate on immigration and integration. Among other things, there is a fear that immigrants bring with them cultural values that threaten the Norwegian gender equality model, and a concern for the welfare state's sustainability and increasing inequality if large groups remain outside the labour market.
In this project we examine patterns of labour market participation, as well as possible explanations for the differences between immigrants and the wider population.
The project is financed by the Norwegian Employers' Association Spekter.