Algerians in Sweden

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Migration of Algerians to Sweden is a part of Algerians migration to Western Europe which dates back to the beginning of the 1970s when the economic and social situation in Algeria was highly complicated. Regional income inequalities were substantial, distribution of personal incomes was extremely imbalanced and unemployment rates in countryside were high. Today, the Algerian community constitutes the 10th[no citations needed here] largest ethnic minority group in Sweden, which is a highly multiethnic population where residents from foreign backgrounds compose 21%[no citations needed here] of the population.

Migrating to Sweden

Sweden has not been a key destination for Algerians migrants, compared to others like France and Spain where immigrants from Algerians represent the biggest group within overall immigrant population. There was about half a decade of immigration of Algerian workers to Sweden, between 1966 and 1973. Since then there have been a small but constant inflow of family members, mainly spouses and also aged parents, on average an annual arrival of 1,100 persons.[1] By 2003, this number reached to 63.000. Of this group 54% were born in Morocco and 46% were born in Sweden, members of the second generation.[2]

Employment and success

In the early years of migration, most Algerians immigrants to Sweden originated from rural parts of Algerians, and were employed in service industries such as construction work, cleaning, serving, and driving. There have been indications of change in socioeconomic conditions for Algerians in Sweden in decade since 2016. According to research conducted by the Algerian Youth Federation in Sweden, by 2000, the total number of Algerian employers reached 3095, which constitutes 0.5% of all small-medium companies in Sweden. The current number of persons employed in Moroccan businesses in Sweden is 49.500, while half of these businesses are in the hotel and restaurant sectors.[3] Furthermore, there is a relative increase in university attendance among the second-generation members of Algerian community, although Algerians still rank quite low among immigrant groups in Sweden with regard to educational attainment.

Media and communication

The role of the media and communication, either as "a bridge to homeland" or more recently as a link between Algeria and Sweden, has been increasingly vital in the diasporas experiences. Five major types of diasporic media cultures which have been developed among residents with Algerians background in Sweden, have run through following channels, in the chronological fashion:

Cities with significant Algerians communities


Refugees

As of 2007, there were 75 Moroccans applying for asylum in Sweden.

Notable people


See also

References

  1. Theolin, Sture (2000), The Swedish Palace in Istanbul: a thousand years of cooperation between Turkey and Sweden, Istanbul: Yapı Kredi Kültür Yayıncılık, ISBN 9789750802584, OCLC 49514552 Template:Page needed
  2. Westin 2003
  3. Ikiz 2005

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