The impact of volunteering on immigrants' integration in Finland
Bakar, Bakar (2020)
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Key concepts for this study include integration, immigration, and volunteers, social and human capital. Integration differs from assimilation and segregation, although these words have been applied in academic works of literature. Segregation is the deliberate separation of individuals into classes (Heimo et al., 2020). The expression is used to characterise a geographic and societal division. Assimilation is a radical switch from a varied culture to a less diverse behaviour. The fundamental aim of the integration theory is to promote the integration of immigrants in ways that could recognise and honour diversity, guarantee conditions for freedom and growth of distinct collective identities and cultures predicated on equal rights and equality and maximum standards of individual rights.