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Three Generations in the New World. Labor Market Outcomes of Swedish Americans in the United States, 1880-2000
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Economic History Review, ISSN 0358-5522, E-ISSN 1750-2837, Vol. 60, no 1, p. 31-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Roughly one million Swedes emigrated to the USA between 1870 and 1920. These emigrants gave rise to over four million individuals with a Swedish ancestry currently living in the USA. This study shows that Swedes have maintained the geographic concentrations chosen by their parents and grandparents. Also, Swedish migrants were on average less educated than the US-born white population, yet their descendants tended to be relatively better educated. The statistical analysis of the data shows that Swedish-born men had lower, and women much lower, earnings than the native born. However, this position was not carried over to the subsequent generations who performed similar to natives with similar characteristics.

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2012. Vol. 60, no 1, p. 31-49
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23468DOI: 10.1080/03585522.2012.651304Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84858214635OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-23468DiVA, id: diva2:588115
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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