Pocket facts 2010 - Statistics on integration
- Publication date:
- 14 June 2011
- Information material
- Ministry of Employment
Integration is a mutual process in that every member of society is involved and shares responsibility regardless of their background. In a society of ethnic and cultural diversity, people should complement each other and contribute their skills and life experience so that the potential inherent in diversity can be released and utilised. Segregation, voluntary or enforced, is just as undesirable as enforced assimilation.
The Ministry of Employment is responsible for coordinating the integration policy and has issued the publication Pocket facts 2010 - Statistics on integration. It contains a statistical breakdown of the differences and similarities between native-born and foreign-born persons.
The statistics in the book have been collected from several directions. Statistics Sweden, SCB, is one of the most frequent respondents, but there are also statistics from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan), the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket), the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) and others.