Immigrants from non-European countries live less segregated in Norway than in other northern European country, a recent study shows.
The study has compared the housing pattern among non-European immigrants in the five northern European countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium, writes Forskning.no.
“These immigrant groups live more geographically distributed in Norway and Denmark than in the other countries,” says researcher Adrian Farner Rogne at the University of Oslo.
The reason why immigrants live more evenly distributed in Norway can be due to the settlement policy, but also that more people have found it attractive to settle in these districts because of work opportunities.
The researchers point out that many Norwegians own their own homes, so that immigrants are less likely to be lumped together in rental housing, compared to the other countries.
At the same time, the study finds that Oslo violently violates this pattern. In the city there is a clear distinction in the settlement of non-European immigrants between east and west. By comparison, Copenhagen has a far more speckled segregation.
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