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Korol, L., Fietzer, A. W., Bevelander, P. & Pasichnyk, I. (2023). Are Immigrants Scapegoats?: The Reciprocal Relationships Between Subjective Well-Being, Political Distrust, and Anti-immigrant Attitudes in Young Adulthood. Psychological Reports, 126(3), 1392-1415, Article ID 00332941211065951.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are Immigrants Scapegoats?: The Reciprocal Relationships Between Subjective Well-Being, Political Distrust, and Anti-immigrant Attitudes in Young Adulthood
2023 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, E-ISSN 1558-691X, Vol. 126, no 3, p. 1392-1415, article id 00332941211065951Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined the impact of native youth's subjective well-being on exclusionary attitudes toward immigrants, seeking to understand the relationship between subjective well-being, political distrust, and anti-immigrant attitudes over time. Using longitudinal data, we followed three cohorts of native young adults (N = 1352; Mage = 22.72, SD = 3.1) in Sweden over a period of 2 years. The results showed that subjective well-being did not predict an increase in anti-immigrant attitudes among native youth, but anti-immigrant attitudes had a significant impact on subjective well-being. The data also found bidirectional and mutually reinforcing relationships between subjective well-being and political distrust, and between political distrust and anti-immigrant attitudes. These results highlight that improving young adults' subjective well-being represents an important basis for preventing the development of political distrust, which in turn could reduce native youth's susceptibility to adopt hostile attitudes toward immigrants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
young adults, anti-immigrant attitudes, subjective well-being, political distrust
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49980 (URN)10.1177/00332941211065951 (DOI)000748522600001 ()35014588 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85122790659 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-02-07 Created: 2022-02-07 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Korol, L. & Bevelander, P. (2023). Does young adults' life satisfaction promote tolerance towards immigrants?: The role of political satisfaction and social trust. Current Psychology, 42(7), 5599-5610
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does young adults' life satisfaction promote tolerance towards immigrants?: The role of political satisfaction and social trust
2023 (English)In: Current Psychology, ISSN 1046-1310, E-ISSN 1936-4733, Vol. 42, no 7, p. 5599-5610Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Much prior research relies on the idea that antipathy towards immigrants is primarily driven by natives' perceptions of the threat that immigrants represent to their economic, cultural or national well-being. Yet little is known about whether subjective well-being affects attitudes toward immigrants. This study aimed to examine whether life satisfaction would foster tolerance towards immigrants over time via the indirect influence of political satisfaction and social trust. The sample comprised young native adults (N = 1352; M age = 22.72; SD = 3.1) in Sweden. The results revealed that young adults who were satisfied with important life domains were more likely to extend their satisfaction towards the political system, which consequently resulted in a generalised expectation of trustworthiness and a widening of their circles of trusted others. This then translates into more positive attitudes toward immigrants. The findings provide evidence that it is the causal relationship between political satisfaction and social trust (rather than social trust in itself) which promotes the positive impact of life satisfaction on tolerance towards immigrants. The study highlights that fostering political satisfaction and social trust may play an important role in shaping young people's positive attitudes towards immigrants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Young adults, Tolerance, Life satisfaction, Political satisfaction, Social trust, Attitudes towards immigrants
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-43963 (URN)10.1007/s12144-021-01923-0 (DOI)000655889900006 ()2-s2.0-85106721451 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-06-22 Created: 2021-06-22 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Slotwinski, M., Stutzer, A. & Bevelander, P. (2023). From participants to citizens?: Democratic voting rights and naturalisation behaviour. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 49(13), 3184-3204
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From participants to citizens?: Democratic voting rights and naturalisation behaviour
2023 (English)In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 49, no 13, p. 3184-3204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the causal effect of the possibility to vote on foreigners' propensity to naturalise - a key indicator of successful integration. Based on Swedish administrative data and an institutional setting producing a quasi-random assignment of the eligibility to vote, we find that the overall effect depends on the composition of the migrant population. For immigrants from places with poor living conditions, we observe that the experience of non-citizen voting rights substantially increases their propensity to naturalise. However, for those coming from places with a high standard of living, the same experience reduces it. Both reactions clearly reveal that individuals assign a positive value to formal democratic participation rights. While the behaviour of the former group is likely dominated by the motivational force inherent in the possibility to participate, the behaviour of the latter group reflects the devaluation of formal citizenship if it is decoupled from democratic rights.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Citizenship, migration, naturalisation, value of voting, voting rights
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59478 (URN)10.1080/1369183X.2023.2193863 (DOI)000973625900001 ()2-s2.0-85153227124 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-15 Created: 2023-05-15 Last updated: 2023-10-18Bibliographically approved
Bevelander, P. (2023). The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants. In: Tor Eriksson (Ed.), Elgar Encyclopedia of Labour Studies: (pp. 122-124). Edgar Elgar
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants
2023 (English)In: Elgar Encyclopedia of Labour Studies / [ed] Tor Eriksson, Edgar Elgar , 2023, p. 122-124Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Labour market integration of immigrants, the extent to which and the pace with which immigrants reach (close) parity with natives regarding labour force participation, employment and earnings is a major public concern. Human capital theory suggest labour immigrants are positively selected and that the disadvantage at arrival are expected to diminish as they learn new valuable skills. However, a growing diaspora at destination and migration for non-economic reasons reduces the selection.

Empirical studies show the importance of accounting for differences between cohorts of migrants; early cohorts typically perform better than later ones. Another important thing to note is the large and highly persistent differences in integration between labour migrants, family re-union migrants and refugees. The two latter categories, which never catch up with the labour migrants have been increasing over time. Their difficulties to reach same levels are not well understood, however.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edgar Elgar, 2023
Series
Elgar Encyclopedias in Economics and Finance series
Keywords
Integration of immigrants; Selection; Migrant cohorts; Labour migrants; Family re-union migrants; Refugees
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63850 (URN)10.4337/9781800377547.ch29 (DOI)9781800377530 (ISBN)9781800377547 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-23 Created: 2023-11-23 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved
Korol, L. & Bevelander, P. (2023). The Power of Positive Thinking: How Positive Opinions of Refugees’ Impact on the Host Society Generate Positive Behavioural Intentions. The Journal of Refugee Studies, 36(1), 22-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Power of Positive Thinking: How Positive Opinions of Refugees’ Impact on the Host Society Generate Positive Behavioural Intentions
2023 (English)In: The Journal of Refugee Studies, ISSN 0951-6328, E-ISSN 1471-6925, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 22-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Much prior research has focused on understanding how host nationals’ negative opinions of the impact of migration and arriving communities affect their attitudes towards newcomers. Yet, the role of host nationals’ positive opinions has remained largely underinvestigated. The present study aims to move beyond the negative intergroup paradigm and contribute to the literature by examining whether positive opinions of refugees’ impact on the host society are related to host nationals’ positive behavioural intentions towards them. Specifically, the study investigated (1) the mediating role of social proximity in the relationship between positive opinions of refugees’ impact and readiness to assist them and (2) symbolic and realistic threats as potential moderators that might influence this direct/indirect relationship. The results provide initial evidence of the important role of positive opinions of refugees’ impact on the host community in promoting positive behavioural intentions towards newcomers via indirect association with closer social proximity. Moreover, our findings suggest that this relationship might be particularly beneficial for host nationals who perceive immigrants as imposing a realistic threat to their lives and to society as a whole—individuals who tend to be amongst the most prejudice-prone and resistant to change. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-57356 (URN)10.1093/jrs/feac065 (DOI)000903020500001 ()
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-07-06Bibliographically approved
Bevelander, P., Slotwinski, M. & Stutzer, A. (2023). Ökar röstande aptiten på medborgarskap?. DELMI
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ökar röstande aptiten på medborgarskap?
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I Policy Briefen undersöker författarna effekterna och värdet av formella politiska rättigheter, såsom rösträtten. Författarna ställer frågan om huruvida möjligheten att rösta för utländska medborgare i kommunal- och landstingsval i Sverige påverkar individernas benägenhet att bli svenska medborgare.

I Policy Briefen analyseras svenska administrativa data som i kombination med institutionella förhållanden skapat en kvasi-slumpmässig fördelning av rösträtten, det vill säga variationen av invandrarnas invandringsdatum. Här undersöks nettoeffekten för tre grupper av invandrare. Detta utifrån levnadsstandarden i ursprungsländerna, som skiljer sig åt i hur de reagerar på möjligheten av att få delta i den demokratiska processen i Sverige.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
DELMI, 2023. p. 17
Series
DEMI Policy briefs ; 2023:8
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66127 (URN)
Available from: 2024-02-26 Created: 2024-02-26 Last updated: 2024-02-26Bibliographically approved
Bevelander, P. (2022). How Immigrants Fare in European Labor Markets. In: James F. Hollifield; Neil Foley (Ed.), Understanding Global Migration: . Stanford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Immigrants Fare in European Labor Markets
2022 (English)In: Understanding Global Migration / [ed] James F. Hollifield; Neil Foley, Stanford University Press, 2022Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Bevelander observes that economic and structural changes in the European economy have led to a gradual increase in the low-skilled service sector, as well as an increased demand for educated workers in the production of high-tech content. The increase in the number of humanitarian migrants being received by European states, as well as the subsequent family reunion migration, has further weakened the economic integration of migrants in Europe. In addition to this, these migrants have to overcome a number of thresholds to be successful in the labor market. Policies addressing this problem have primarily focused on an individual migrant's shortcomings but have not addressed the structural barriers individual migrants face, which hamper their economic integration. Continuation of this state of affairs will both increase marginalization and segregation of immigrants and contribute to growing anti-immigrant sentiment, thus undermining the legitimacy of migration and welfare states. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stanford University Press, 2022
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51162 (URN)9781503614772 (ISBN)9781503629578 (ISBN)9781503629585 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-04-26 Created: 2022-04-26 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Bevelander, P. & Hollifield, J. F. (2022). Managing migration in modern welfare states: One-size policy does not fit all. In: Markus M. L. Crepaz (Ed.), Handbook on Migration and Welfare: (pp. 13-44). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing migration in modern welfare states: One-size policy does not fit all
2022 (English)In: Handbook on Migration and Welfare / [ed] Markus M. L. Crepaz, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, p. 13-44Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides an overview of migration trends in the principal welfare states with a focus on (1) employment of migrants - as a key indicator of integration - and (2) the factors that affect labor market integration of immigrants in the host societies. We look next at (3) the fiscal impact of first-generation immigrants before (4) developing a comparison of labor market and social inclusion programs designed to enhance the integration of immigrants. Finally, (5) we explore four national models of migration management to illustrate the policy dilemmas that welfare states face, including the challenge of delivering public services to asylum seekers. We argue that there is not a single policy that encapsulates best practice for managing migration in welfare states, but that granting rights to immigrants up front is the key to integration and to long-term positive outcomes for the immigrants, the economy, and the welfare state.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54160 (URN)10.4337/9781839104572.00007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85130197709 (Scopus ID)9781839104572 (ISBN)9781839104565 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-08-02 Created: 2022-08-02 Last updated: 2022-08-02Bibliographically approved
Osanami Törngren, S., Emilsson, H., Khoury, N., Maviga, T., Irastorza, N., Hutcheson, D. S. & Bevelander, P. (2022). Measuring refugee integration policies in Sweden: Results from the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism 2021. Malmö university
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring refugee integration policies in Sweden: Results from the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism 2021
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2022 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö university, 2022. p. 68
Series
NIEM National Report ; 2021
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51181 (URN)
Available from: 2022-04-28 Created: 2022-04-28 Last updated: 2023-01-18Bibliographically approved
Qi, H. & Bevelander, P. (2022). Migration and Aging. In: Zimmermann K. F. (Ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics: (pp. 1-23). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration and Aging
2022 (English)In: Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics / [ed] Zimmermann K. F., Springer, 2022, p. 1-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Population aging presents a looming challenge for sustaining intergenerational transfers from the economically productive population to dependent elderly. This chapter offers an interdisciplinary perspective on whether immigration may alleviate this economic challenge for an aging welfare state. Specifically, it demonstrates how immigration may be beneficial from a pure demographic perspective, but less so or costly from an economic perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
Migration, Population Ageing, Economic Life-Cycle, Fiscial Deficit, Public Finance
National Category
Economics International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50332 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_100-1 (DOI)978-3-319-57365-6 (ISBN)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 870661EU, Horizon 2020, 101004535Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07105
Available from: 2022-02-21 Created: 2022-02-21 Last updated: 2023-04-20Bibliographically approved
Projects
NIEM: The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism; Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM); Publications
Irastorza, N. & Osanami Törngren, S. (2023). Att förstå klyftan mellan politiken för flyktingintegration och erfarenheterna av integration: Resultat från två EU-finansierade projekt, FOCUS och NIEM. Stockholm
Museum as arenas for integration – new perspectives and methods of inclusion; Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)Step Out Malmö - explore tomorrow’s sustainable and innovative working life – outdoors; Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Urban Studies (US)Fostering Awareness, Inclusion and Recognition of EU mobile citizens’ Political Rights (FAIR-EU); Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)Forced displacement and refugee-host community solidarity (FOCUS); Malmö University
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