The Association between Pre- and Post-Migration Wellbeing Factors with Integration among Russian, Somali, and Kurdish Origin Women in Finland

  • Wiam Elfadl Uppsala University
  • Eero Lilja Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Natalia Skogberg Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Katarina Selling Uppsala University
  • Anu Castaneda Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare & University of Helsinki
Keywords: integration (passive) [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1731], migrants [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6165], migrant integration [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p17342], migration (demography) [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10006]

Abstract

Pre- and post-migration related factors are likely to influence integration outcomes of migrants. This study aimed to investigate which pre-migration factors (basic education and potentially traumatic experiences) and post-migration wellbeing factors (quality of life and loneliness) are associated with integration outcomes (employment status, language skills, voting, media use, having host country’s native friends, participation in
leisure activities) of migrant background men and women. The Finnish Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study (Maamu) was used, including working-aged adults of Russian, Somali, and Kurdish origin. Each integration outcome was analysed by each predictive factor with logistic regression, separately for the three groups and separately for men and women. The integration outcomes were somewhat differently associated with pre- and post-migration factors in the different groups. All these aspects are important to be taken into account in integration discourse to promote both integration and social wellbeing.

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Published
Jan 11, 2021
How to Cite
Elfadl, W., Lilja, E., Skogberg, N., Selling, K., & Castaneda, A. (2021). The Association between Pre- and Post-Migration Wellbeing Factors with Integration among Russian, Somali, and Kurdish Origin Women in Finland. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, 55, 45-59. https://doi.org/10.23979/fypr.95509