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Alireza Behtoui

Alireza Behtoui

Professor

School of Social Sciences

Sociology

Contact information

Alireza Behtoui
Professor
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4836
Fax: 608%252525252B40%252525252B30
ME 214 Moas Båge

Alireza Behtoui’s research interests cover a range of areas such as the labour market and educational studies. His research has focused on the impact of social capital on the stratification process in fields like the transition from school to work, the marriage and labour markets, with a focus on the individual’s socioeconomic background, gender and “ethnicity”.
 

Research

Equal work-places in a world of inequality: A study of the factors that promote gender equality and ethnic equality at Swedish workplaces

Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU: A Comparative Qualitative and Quantitative Research (RESL.eu)

The impact of civil society organisations on the educational achievements of young people in Stockholm and St. Petersburg
 

Publications

Peer reviewed articles

 
Behtoui, A., and Leivestad, H. H. (2018). "The “stranger” among Swedish “homo academicus”." Higher Education, 1-16.

Behtoui, A. (2018). "Ethnic hierarchies and (non) representation. Party candidates with migration background in the general election of 2014." Sociologisk Forskning, 55(2-3), 317-339.

Behtoui, A., Boréus, K., Neergaard, A., and Yazdanpanah, S. (2017). "Speaking up, leaving or keeping silent: racialized employees in the Swedish elderly care sector." Work, employment and society, 31(6), 954-971.

Behtoui, A. (2017). "Främlingen" bland svensk" Homo Academicus." Sociologisk forskning, 54(1), 91-110.

Behtoui, A. (2017). "Social capital and the educational expectations of young people." European Educational Research Journal, 16(4), 487-503.

Behtoui A, and Neergaard A. (2016), Social capital and the educational achievement of young people in Sweden. British Journal of Sociology of Education 37(7):947-969.

Behtoui, A. (2016). "Beyond social ties: The impact of social capital on labour market outcomes for young Swedish people." Journal of Sociology, 52(4), 711-724.

Behtoui, Alireza (2013), "The Ethnic Penalty: Immigration, Education and the Labour Market". Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36, 915-929. (book reiveiw)

Behtoui, Alireza (2013), "Social Capital and Stratification of Young People". Social Inclusion, 1, 46–58.

Behtoui, Alireza and Erik Olsson (2013), "The Performance of Early Age Migrants in Education and the Labour Market: a Comparison of Bosnia Herzegovinians, Chileans and Somalis in Sweden". Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2013, pp. 1-18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2013.836958

Behtoui, Alireza (2012), "Incorporation of children of immigrants: the case of descendants of immigrants from Turkey in Sweden". Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI:10.1080/01419870.2012.696667

Behtoui, Alireza & Anders Neergaard (2012). “Social Capital, Status and Income Attainment in the Workplace”. International journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 32 issue 1/2, pp. 42-55.

Behtoui, A. & Neergaard, A. (2010). “Social capital and wage differentials between immigrants and natives”. Work, Employment and Society, 24 (4):761-779.

Behtoui, Alireza (2010). “Marriage Patterns of Immigrants in Sweden”. Journal of Comparative Family Studies,41 (3):415-435.

Behtoui, Alireza & Anders Neergaard (2009). “Perception of discrimination in recruitment and place of work”.Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 7(4, December):374-369.

Behtoui, Alireza (2008). “Informal Recruitment Methods and Disadvantages of Immigrants in the Swedish Labour Market”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,34(3, April):411-430.

Behtoui, Alireza (2007). “The Distribution and Return of Social Captial: Evidens från Sweden”. European Societies, 9:383-407.

Behtoui, Alireza (2004) “Differences in the Swedish Labour Market for Young People and the Impact of Ethnicity”.Labour, Vol. 18:633-60.
 

Book chapters

Behtoui, A., Björklöf, M., and Strömberg, I. (2018). "The social relations and educational expectations of young people in marginalised areas: Evidence from Sweden", Comparative Perspectives on Early School Leaving in the European Union. Routledge, pp. 102-116.

 

Araújo, H. C., Macedo, E., Behtoui, A., Tomaszewska-Pękała, H., Marchlik, P., Wrona, A., and Rocha, C. (2018). "Shaping the policies towards early school leaving in Portugal, Sweden and Poland", Comparative Perspectives on Early School Leaving in the European Union. Routledge, pp. 47-60.

Behtoui, A., and Neergaard, A. (2017). "Arbetslivet, etnicitet och "dom andra"", in M. Bengtsson and T. Berglund, (eds.), Arbetslivet. Lund: Studnentlitteratur, pp. 373-400.

Westin, Charles, Alireza Behtoui, Constanza Vera Larrucea, Ali Osman (2015). "Introduction". In The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm. The TIES Study in Sweden, Charles Westin (ed.), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 11-24.

Behtoui, Alireza (2015). "Educational achievement". In The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm. The TIES Study in Sweden, Charles Westin (ed.), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 43-56.

Behtoui, Alireza (2015). "Social capital". In The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm. The TIES Study in Sweden, Charles Westin (ed.), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 57-68.

Behtoui, Alireza (2015). "Perceptions of discrimination". In The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm. The TIES Study in Sweden, Charles Westin (ed.), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 69-78.

Behtoui, Alireza (2015). "Conclusions ". In The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm. The TIES Study in Sweden, Charles Westin (ed.), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 125-133.

Alireza Behtoui, Olav Nygård and Anders Neergaard (2014). “Ungdomar, socialt kapital och stratifiering”. I Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap, Boréa Bokförlag, s. 233-260.

Stefan Jonsson and Alireza Behtoui (2014). “Racism”. In International Migration and Ethnic Relations: critical Perspectives, Routledge, s. 139-168.

Behtoui, Alireza & Stefan Jonsson (2013). “Racism” in Migrationens Och Etnicitetens Epok, – Kritiska Perspektiv I Etnicitets- Och Migrationsstudier, Dahlstedt och Neergarard (red.). Malmö, Liber, s. 168-198.

Behtoui, Alireza (2009b). “Social capital and Stigmatised Immigrants”.In European Perspectives on Exclusion and Subordination The Political Economy of MigrationA.Neergaard (red.). Maaschtrict: Shaker. pp. 232-237.

Behtoui, Alireza (2007). ”Segregerade nätverk: Vägen från skola till arbete”. I Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap, M. Dahlstedt (red.). Boréa:Umeå. pp. 241-266.

Behtoui, Alireza (2006). Om de hade föräldrar födda på "rätt plats", om ungdomar med utländsk bakgrund i det svenska utbildningssystemet och på den svenska arbetsmarknaden. Norrköping: Integrationsverket.

Behtoui, Alireza (2006). ”Nätverksrekrytering, infödda och invandrare”. I På tröskeln till lönearbete, A. Neergaard (ed.). Fritze: Stockholm. pp. 137-156.

Behtoui, Alireza (2006). Unequal opportunities: the impact of social capital and recruitment methods on immigrants and their children in the Swedish labour market Linköping: Dept. Of Social and Welfare Studies (avhandling).

Behtoui, Alireza (2004). ”Nätverksrekrytering och diskriminering av invandrare”. I Pripp, O., Mångfald i kulturlivet. Mångkulturellt centrum, Tumba: Mångkulturellt centrum. pp. 23-28.

Behtoui, Alireza (1999). Invandrare på den svenska arbetsmarknaden. En delrapport från LO-projektet Ökad sysselsättning, ÖS., Stockholm: LO.