Ethnic and economic segregation worsens in Sweden
The Local · 28 Mar 2006, 12:43
Published: 28 Mar 2006 12:43 GMT+02:00
More Swedish residents are working, compared to figures from 1990, and fewer are receiving welfare subsidies.
But between six and seven percent of the population remains marginalized from Sweden’s labour market and social security net, indicating a polarization of social welfare, according to the report.
Ethnic segregation is increasing in large city regions, which is coinciding with economic segregation, the report concludes.
"The differences between where poor and rich live correspond to the differences between where poor southern Europeans and non-European immigrants live and where better-situated native Swedes and other immigrant groups live," the National Board of Health and Welfare stated.