Jonas Felbo-Kolding forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling ved Sociologisk Institut – Københavns Universitet

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Jonas Felbo-Kolding forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling ved Sociologisk Institut


Jonas Felbo-Kolding


"Labour market integration - On the multiple dimensions of immigrant labour market integration". Før forsvaret vil afhandlingen ligge til gennemsyn på Sociologisk Institut, lokale 16.1.23.

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Københavns Universitet, Center for Sundhed og Samfund, Sociologisk Institut, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K., lokale 18.01.11. Af hensyn til kandidaten lukkes dørene præcis. Efter forsvaret er Sociologisk Institut vært ved en reception in 16.2.55 (kl. ca. 16).


  • Lektor Jens Arnholtz, Sociologisk Institut, Københavns Universitet (formand)
  • Professor Tomas Berglund, Göteborgs universitet, Sverige
  • Professor Pawel Kaczmarczyk, University of Warsaw, Polen


Over the last few decades, integration between economies and labour markets across the globe, and especially within the European Union (EU), has increased. As a result, labour market integration is one of the major challenges facing Western European states today, not least because of the increasing migration flows coming from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and countries outside the EU. This dissertation examines multiple dimensions of recent immigrants’ labour market integration. Taking the integration of CEE immigrants on the Danish labour market as its main empirical point of departure the dissertation finds that immigrants often find themselves in low-skilled and low-paid jobs even several years after immigrating thereby significantly trailing their native counterparts in terms of earnings. The dissertation further finds that among the CEE immigrants who choose to stay long-term, more than half join a union within the first five years. With its focus on multiple dimensions of integration the dissertation sheds light on the complex interplay between different dimensions of labour market integration at different points in the integration process as well as at different points in the earnings distribution.