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Statistical news from Statistics Sweden

2012-12-12 9:30 AM Nr 2012:930

Integration - foreign born persons of retirement age:

Immigrating at older age often leads to lower pension

Those who immigrated to Sweden during the latter part of their working lives have a significantly lower income than Swedish born persons and other groups of foreign born persons. They are also in need of housing support for pensioners and maintenance support for the elderly to a greater extent. In addition, these persons usually live in a rented dwelling.

Definitions and explanations


This new report from Statistics Sweden describes the living conditions for the foreign born population aged 65 and older compared to Swedish born persons of the same age. The report covers incomes, employment, family, social relationships, housing, health and leisure. Read more in the report Integration - foreign born persons of retirement age.


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Anna Wilén
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