People born abroad are just as marginalized today as they were 30 years ago, concludes a study from Umeå university. Sociologist Miia Bask compared the risk of different groups of being socially excluded in today's Swedish society in relationship to what it was in 1979.
One of the conclusions is that single parents end up in social exclusion more often today than 30 years ago. For non-married couples with children it's exactly the opposite.
The risk of being socially excluded is also high for people born aboard, compared with Swedish born, and the difference is just as large today as thirty years ago. In other words, people born abroad are just as marginalized as they were at the end of the 1970s.
The study also shows that men run a higher risk of being socially excluded than women, but the difference has decreased. Women suffer more often from sleep and health problems while men are lonely and lack a close friend.
Source: Dagen (Swedish)
See also: Welfare Problems and Social Exclusion Among Immigrants in Sweden