What Makes Resources Capital? – The Labour Market Integration of Highly Skilled Japanese in Finland

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Yamazaki , T 2022 , ' What Makes Resources Capital? – The Labour Market Integration of Highly Skilled Japanese in Finland ' , Nordic Journal of Migration Research , vol. 12 , no. 1 , pp. 72–87 . https://doi.org/10.33134/njmr.392

Title: What Makes Resources Capital? – The Labour Market Integration of Highly Skilled Japanese in Finland
Author: Yamazaki, Takuya
Contributor organization: Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: 2022-03-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Nordic Journal of Migration Research
ISSN: 1799-649X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/njmr.392
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/343047
Abstract: Capital is viewed as an essential instrument for highly skilled migrants (HSMs) to gain employment in a host country. Although scholars analyse the impact of capital on the labour market integration, the difference between capital and resources is rarely made. Treating resources such as a degree or networks as capital is too unspecific and disguises what is truly counted as capital that affects the occupational attainment of HSMs. This study addresses this issue by analysing what resources are used by HSMs to gain employment in a host country and what makes resources capital in HSMs' occupational attainment. To do so, the study conducts semi-structured interviews with Japanese from the Finnish university who seek employment in Finland. An analysis of these interviews yields cultural and social resources used during their job search. It also identifies the Finnish job market and the job-seeking intention of highly skilled Japanese as key elements to create capital out of resources. Eventually, this study contributes to the debate on the concept of capital and its role in the labour market integration of HSMs. Furthermore, it offers an extensive viewpoint on the topic of HSMs and integration in the Finnish context through the empirical data.
Subject: Bourdieu
Capital
EXPERIENCES
Highly skilled Japanese
LIVES
MIGRANTS
Resources
SOCIAL NETWORKS
STUDENTS
TIES
The labour market integration
5141 Sociology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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