Somaliske mænds vej ind på det danske arbejdsmarked

Birte Møller Jensen & Charlotte Boman Hede

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project deals with the fact, that Somali men are the ones with the least attendance to the Danish labour marked. Today only 68.4 per cent of the Somali men in Denmark are working, whereas in comparison 84.5 per cent of the Turkish men in Denmark are working at the Danish labour marked. All together more than 1800 Somali men in Denmark are unemployed. Why is it, that so many Somali men in Denmark are unemployed? This project serves to find the answers to the following: Which barriers do the Somali men have when entering the Danish labour marked, and which consequences does it have for them? In this project we have found that there are two major issues that have an impact on the Somali mens position in the Danish society. Factors such as their religion, their skin colour as well as their personality serve as personal problems. The Somalis were the first big African group that immigrated to Denmark, and they have a different way of life that the Danish one, which show in both their religion and their personality. Other factors that have an impact on the Somali men’s problems entering the Danish labour marked. These are political initiatives such as the 300-timers regel (300-hours rule) and starthjælp (initiate help). Both of these are economical issues. 300-timers reglen is an economical restriction that forces both ethnic Danes and immigrants to enter the Danish labour marked, whereas starthjælpen solely affects immigrants. The consequence of this unemploymence is financial destitution not only for the majority of the society but also among the minority, who at the same time is being excluded by their family. That is why many Somali men live at shelters, chews khat and have social issues to deal with. The Danish integration politics is means for the women, and thus the men has ended up in a hopeless position where there are miles to go before they are integrated on the labour marked and thus being acknowledged.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2008


  • Arbejdsmarkedet
  • Somaliere