Coming of Age in Exile (CAGE) - Health and Socio-Economic Inequities in Young Refugees in the Nordic Welfare Societies

The results from this study will provide new knowledge about the mechanisms behind the health and socio-economic inequities in Nordic refugee populations compared with the majority populations, and suggest how they can be addressed in policy and practice in the Nordic countries.

During the last decades refugee immigration has changed the societal weave of the Nordic welfare states. There are many indications that the socioeconomic as well as the health situation of these new Nordic citizens are less favourable compared with the majority populations. Thus, some of the most important challenges in welfare policy today are related to how these new Nordic citizens and their offspring can be integrated into society in a more equitable manner. In this study we use a mixed methods approach, including cross-country analyses in national registries and policy documents, and qualitative interviews to investigate how socio-economic and health inequities develop during the formative years in young refugees and their offspring. We also investigate how socio-economic factors and health influence each other and how they relate to other key areas of welfare policy like health services, education and the labor market.

Scientific Publications

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

Diminishing social inequality between refugee children and their peers growing up in Denmark

Journal Article published 2018-09-25 in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Christopher J. de Montgomery, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Signe Smith Jervelund.

Labour market participation among young refugees in Sweden and the potential of education: a national cohort study

Journal Article published 2018-09-16 in Journal of Youth Studies
Research funded by Forskningsrådet om Hälsa, Arbetsliv och Välfärd | NordForsk
Authors: Hélio Manhica, Lisa Berg, Ylva B Almquist, Mikael Rostila, Anders Hjern.

Health, Education and Employment Outcomes in Young Refugees in the Nordic Countries: A Systematic Review

Journal Article published 2018-08-01 in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Anne Sofie Borsch, Christopher Jamil de Montgomery, Karl Gauffin, Ketil Eide, Elli Heikkilä, Signe Smith Jervelund.

Ethnic inequalities in child and adolescent health in the Scandinavian welfare states: The role of parental socioeconomic status – a systematic review

Journal Article published 2018-06-29 in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Research funded by Innovationsfonden | NordForsk
Authors: Claire J. Mock-muñoz de Luna, Kathrine Vitus, Mette K. Torslev, Allan Krasnik, Signe S. Jervelund.
Facts about the project

Project number: 74645

Project leader

Allan Krasnik

Project website
http://cage.ku.dk/
Duration
2015-2019