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Employment Rates for 11 Country of Origin Groups in Scandinavia

Emil O. W. Kirkegaard

Abstract

Employment rates for 11 country of origin groups living in the three Scandinavian countries are presented. Analysis of variance showed that differences in employment rates are highly predictable (adjusted multiple R = .93). This predictability was mostly due to origin countries (eta = .89), not sex (eta = .25) and host country (eta = .20). Furthermore, national IQs of the origin countries predicted employment rates well across all host countries (r’s = 0.74 [95%CI: 0.30, 0.92], 0.75 [0.30, 0.92], 0.66 [0.14, 0.89] for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, respectively), and so did Muslim % of the origin countries (r’s = -0.80 [-0.94, -0.43], -0.78 [-0.94, -0.37], -0.58 [-0.87, -0.01]).

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