Economics, Migration and Demography

Martin Klinthäll analyzes big data to seek answers to questions about integration and entry to the labour market and how integration and health are related. 

Martin is associate professor of economic history, and his main research interests lie in the area of migration and labor market integration. He has published articles on labor and temporary migration; exile and repatriation; migration, labor and health; income distribution and structural change of the labor market; the importance of networks in the labor market for young adults of migrant backgrounds; labor market and self-employment among migrants; self-employment in old age; and return migration in old age. Currently, he leads an interdisciplinary research project on entrepreneurship among people with migrant backgrounds. Martin Klinthäll is Head of Division at the division for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden.

Ongoing projects

  • Competence and Contacts. The Relevance of Different Types of Social Relations for Establishment in the Labour Market for Young Persons of Immigrant Backgrounds.
  • Migration, Integration and Health. The Effects of Early Life Conditions on Health and Mortality in Later Life.
  • Self-Employment in Later Life.
  • Structural Change and Household Income Patterns in Taiwan in the Period 1976-2005.

Research areas