Is Norway no Longer the Promised Land for Young Swedes?

Young Swedes had a tradition of flocking to Norway to find work. For example, getting a job in Norwegian cafes and restaurants was previously a popular option for young Swedes. But this appears to be coming to an end. This trend has slowed by an estimated 60 percent decrease in recent years suggesting the slowing of the oil boom has stemmed mass movement west from Sweden in search of employment. Is Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes?

Crossing the border

It was common for young Swedes to travel across the border to work in areas like the service industry and retail when the Norwegian economy was at its peak. The lure of higher salaries on offer compared to...

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