Estonians in Finland – a two bladed sword
Avainsanat:Estonian families, work-related migration, social well-being, social challenges, adapting, social work, project
During the past decade over 50,000 Estonians have moved to Finland, mostly for work-related reasons. Some estimates state that this number might be close to 100,000. Rapid and extensive migration has caused problems and challenges that were previously unknown. This article is based on two small surveys (both qualitative and quantitative methods were used) conducted in Estonia and Finland, which are put in a broader context with the help of larger studies. It introduces everyday challenges that migration has created and argues about the reasons and possible solutions.