When the international labour market meets the national housing market

The influx of people from the new EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe since 2004 in search of work prompts one to ask whether the Norwegian housing market had adapted to the new situation.

Migrants who settle here permanently and those with a more transient outlook may well make it harder for the authorities to achieve their political goal: “Everyone should have an adequate, secure place to live” (“alle skal bo trygt og godt”).

We examine in this preliminary study two principal issues:
− What determines the housing conditions of migrant workers from Eastern Europe?
− What do we know about the housing conditions of migrants from Eastern Europe?

Møte mellom internasjonalt arbeidsmarked og nasjonalt boligmarked
When the international labour market meets the national housing market

Susanne Søholt
Anne Mette Ødegård
Brit Lynnebakke
Line Eldring

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