HILF: How did I claim my place? Young immigrant women's successful path into Swedish society

The research project focuses on what has helped the integration of young immigrant women into working life, education and civil society. Immigrants risk to a greater extent being excluded from the labour market, higher education and organisations in society. A group that is particularly at risk of being discriminated against is young women. But what are the keys or turning points that make young immigrant women actually succeed? That is the focus of this project. By identifying turning points, the conditions can also increase to make more young immigrant women able to enter these three social arenas.

About the project

Project period:

January 1, 2021–December 31, 2024


Internal funds for doctoral students, post-docs and researchers. External funds are also applied for continuously.


University West

Project participants:

Published articles:

Pelters, P., Lindgren, E-C., Kostenius, C., Lydell, M. & Hertting, K: (2021) Health-related integration interventions for migrants by civil society organizations: an integrative review, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 16(1), 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2021.1927488



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