The Future of the Arctic Human Population seeks to explore the challenges of Arctic migration, immigrants, and refugees and how integrated societies can be developed. Moreover, it discusses disparities between regions on policies and their implementation.
This book explores how cross-border cooperation is needed to provide innovative solutions to migration challenges such as cultural differences, acceptance, and integration into local communities, and joining the labour market. It examines whether there are regional differences in well-being among immigrants in Arctic countries. The book considers how we can build and model integrated societies, and what tools and measure can be used to assess inclusive and resilient societies.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction: challenges and opportunities regarding migration in the North
Nafisa Yeasmin, Satu Uusiautti and Timo Koivurova
Part II. Immigration and Labour Market
Chapter 2: Is language the key to work? Integration of immigrants and dynamics of the labour markets in Turku, Southwest Finland
Elli Heikkilä, Sari Vanhanen and Saara Linnatsalo
Chapter 3: Towards a sustainable economic integration: policy and practice
Nafisa Yeasmin and Elli Heikkilä
Part III. Gender and Migration in the Arctic
Chapter 4: Equality for all? Migration and gender equality in Iceland
Lara W. Hoffmann, Stéphanie Barillé and Markus Meckl
Chapter 5: The pre-determinants of establishing immigrant women entrepreneurship in Lapland: theory and practice
Nafisa Yeasmin and Timo Koivurova
Chapter 6: Saami women’s migration in and from the Arctic
Part IV: Local Languages, Education: Integration of Adult and Youth
Chapter 7: Adjusting parenting and perceptions of well-being in the host country: a comparative analysis of immigrant parents in the Finnish Arctic and Singapore
Nafisa Yeasmin and Satu Uusiautti
Chapter 8: International higher education students’ resilience and willingness to immigrate in the Lapland region
Zübeyde Durna, Satu Uusiautti and Kaarina Määttä
Chapter 9: Immigrant youth vulnerabilities in the COVID-19 era
Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu and Nafisa Yeasmin
Part V: Outward Migration from the Arctic
Chapter 10: "I have already imagined my life elsewhere": a bottom-up perspective on youth outmigration
Chapter 11: Conformal migration: the integrative way to a new society of Finland and Russia
Nafisa Yeasmin and Pavel Tkach
Chapter 12: Employment and migration in the Arctic Region: a case study of Spitzbergen/Svalbard Archipelago
Harun Gümrükçü, Zeynep Seda Soylu, Sabit Alabaş and Sümeyye Güneş
Nafisa Yeasmin did her PhD research on Arctic Immigration at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland.
Satu Uusiautti is a vice-rector and a professor of education in the Department of Education, University of Lapland, Finland.
Timo Koivurova is a research professor of the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland.
Timothy Heleniak is a senior research fellow at Nordregio, the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development in Stockholm, Sweden.