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'Cultural Authorization' and doctors trained outside the EU/EEA: A Grounded Theory Approach
Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3565-7569
2010 (English)In: 15th Nordic Migration Research Conference: The book of programme and abstracts / [ed] Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Malmö: Malmö University , 2010, p. 28-29Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A growing shortages of health professionals, in particular nurses and doctors, have emerged in OECD countries. One way to meet such shortages is via the international migration of health workers. Between 1970 and 2005, the number of foreign-trained doctors increased at a rapid rate. In Sweden, the average annual growth rate is 7 percent per year (International Migration Outlook, 2007). These prognoses indicate that the number of non-Swedish medical doctors will continue to increase in coming years. The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare categorizes this group into two categories: (1) doctors trained in EU/EEA-countries, and (2) doctors trained in countries outside the EU/EEA. Preliminary results from this text analysis study indicate that doctors with training from outside the EU/EEA do not have the same social presumptions as doctors trained in the EU/EEA. The data analyzed comes from texts published in Swedish health journals. Using a grounded theory approach, we have generated a theoretical explanation for the special presumptions of doctors trained outside the EU/EEA. We argue that this group, through these selected texts, is ascribed a cultural capital that differs from the formal competence needed to serve as a doctor in Sweden. This becomes an obstacle for their integration into the professional labour market. We call this socio-professional phenomenon “cultural authorization”.

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Malmö: Malmö University , 2010. p. 28-29
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52567ISBN: 978-91-7104-091-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52567DiVA: diva2:974520
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15th Nordic Migration Research Conference, Malmö, Sweden, August 25-27, 2010
Available from: 2010-11-24 Created: 2016-09-26 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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