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Unlike in some other countries, immigrants are encouraged to become citizens.) Between 1997 and 2001, children's poverty dropped from nearly 15 percent to just over 8 percent,[18] but nearly two out of five children of foreign born parents were poor in 2000, and their poverty appears to be persistent -- that is, lasting at least 10 years for half of them.[19] Poor children, especially from immigrant families, are concentrated in poor neighborhoods in the country's three largest cities.[20] The national government has begun to pay more attention to the persisting problems of integrating the foreign born into Swedish society, but segregation in housing and employment discrimination remain troubling patterns.

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Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1 edition (January 1997)

ISBN: 1557984433

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