Housing Pathways of Skilled Migrants : Indian Professionals in Helsinki, Finland

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Eskelä , E 2018 , ' Housing Pathways of Skilled Migrants : Indian Professionals in Helsinki, Finland ' , Housing, Theory and Society , vol. 35 , no. 4 , pp. 474-494 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2017.1387172

Title: Housing Pathways of Skilled Migrants : Indian Professionals in Helsinki, Finland
Author: Eskelä, Elina
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: Housing, Theory and Society
ISSN: 1403-6096
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311207
Abstract: Although relatively understudied, the role of affordable and acceptable housing in the accelerating global competition for talent is of utmost importance, especially if highly skilled migrants are to be absorbed into the permanent labour force. This paper concerns the housing of skilled Indian migrants in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland, and contributes to the literature on international migration and the housing of ethnic minorities. It presents a case study on how to analyse migrants' housing pathways, examining the meaning of housing in the transnational lives of this relatively affluent migrant group. The results show that homeownership is a not a simple indicator of commitment to the host society, and that those responsible for national housing policy need to ensure the supply, quality and reasonable price of accommodation in order to fulfil the housing needs of skilled migrants.
Subject: Migration
Home ownership
Housing choice
Housing pathways
Finland
RESIDENTIAL PREFERENCES
HOME OWNERSHIP
LONDON
NETHERLANDS
AMENITIES
MIGRATION
MOBILITY
CAREERS
CITIES
HOMEOWNERSHIP
519 Social and economic geography
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