Immigration

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Immigration in US – Labor force growth is currently one-third of its recent historical average

What role can immigration play in bolstering future workforce and economic growth, and meeting shifting demand for both high- and low-skilled labor? Although the U.S. economy had a banner year in 2018, posting 3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the long-run projections are not nearly as bright. GDP growth is anticipated to average less … Continue reading

Unauthorized Immigrants in Europe – At least 3.9 million unauthorized immigrants – and possibly as many as 4.8 million

At least 3.9 million unauthorized immigrants – and possibly as many as 4.8 million – lived in Europe in 2017, according to new Pew Research Center estimates. These totals are up from Center estimates for 2014, when between 3.0 million and 3.7 million unauthorized migrants resided in European nations, but are little changed from the … Continue reading

Children of immigrants in Canada – More likely to complete postsecondary studies

Based on integrated data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses, this study examines the education and labour market outcomes of a cohort of children with an immigrant background who were aged 13 to 17 in 2006. In this study, the outcomes of children of immigrant parents from different regions are compared with those of children … Continue reading

Immigration au Québec – Des critères restrictifs et nuisibles à l’économie (prise 2 version intégrale)

YVON BOUDREAU ET MICHEL COURNOYER RESPECTIVEMENT EX-SOUS-MINISTRE ASSOCIÉ RESPONSABLE D’EMPLOI-QUÉBEC, ET ÉCONOMISTE DU MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL ET EX-DIRECTEUR DE LA PLANIFICATION STRATÉGIQUE, DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L’ÉVALUATION AU MINISTÈRE QUÉBÉCOIS RESPONSABLE DE L’IMMIGRATION C’est bien connu, le mieux est l’ennemi du bien. À trop vouloir être parfait, on finit par nuire aux nobles objectifs … Continue reading

Immigration au Québec – La liste du PEQ, un outil restrictif

YVON BOUDREAU ET MICHEL COURNOYER RESPECTIVEMENT EX-SOUS-MINISTRE ASSOCIÉ RESPONSABLE D’EMPLOI-QUÉBEC, ET ÉCONOMISTE DU MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL ET EX-DIRECTEUR DE LA PLANIFICATION STRATÉGIQUE, DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L’ÉVALUATION AU MINISTÈRE QUÉBÉCOIS RESPONSABLE DE L’IMMIGRATION Le débat actuel sur la sélection des immigrants, étudiants et travailleurs temporaires sur la base d’une liste des emplois en demande nous … Continue reading

Immigration in US – For a labor-market-driven immigration system

The U.S. labor market will be buffeted by at least three major sets of changes over the next few decades. The country will see major shifts in the following characteristics of the market: 1. Demographics. The native-born population and workforce will age and shrink, and the presence of racial and ethnic minorities in the workforce … Continue reading

Immigration and the Future of Labor Market in US – A plan could be paired with assistance, including the acquisition of new skills

Although the U.S. economy had a banner year in 2018, posting 3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the long-run projections are not nearly as bright. GDP growth is an- ticipated to average less than 2 percent annually over the next decade, and slow labor force growth is a key underlying reason. U.S. labor force … Continue reading

Immigration in US – 87 percent of overall population growth by 2049 CBO says

With birth rates projected to remain low, net immigration flows become an increasingly important part of overall U.S. population growth; in 2019, projected net in flows account for approximately 45 percent of overall population growth, but by 2049 that share is nearly 87 percent. CBO projects three broad categories of immigration: legal permanent residents (LPRs), … Continue reading

Migration and Education – Leave no one behind

Leave no one behind. This is among the most aspirational global commitments of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Migration and displacement are two global challenges the agenda needs to address in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 4: ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities … Continue reading

Global Opinions of Immigration – Majorities says it strengthens their countries but a split on immigrants’ willingness to adopt their societies’ customs and way of life

Majorities of publics in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries that host half of the world’s migrants. In 10 of the countries surveyed, majorities view immigrants as a strength rather than a burden. Among them are some of the largest migrant … Continue reading

Immigrants and Immigration in US – How many and how have the number changed over time

How many immigrants reside in the United States? More than 44.5 million immigrants resided in the United States in 2017, the historical high since census records have been kept. One in seven U.S. residents is foreign born, according to 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) data. While immigrants’ current share—13.7 percent—of the overall U.S. population (325.7 … Continue reading

Immigrants – Majorities in top migrant destination countries say they strengthen their countries

Majorities of publics in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries that host half of the world’s migrants. In 10 of the countries surveyed, majorities view immigrants as a strength rather than a burden. Among them are some of the largest migrant … Continue reading

Immigration and Redistribution in Europe – A lower support for redistribution when the share of immigrants is higher

In almost every European country, the share of immigrants has increased substantially during the past decades. This has sparked a public debate about economic benefits of immigration and perceived threats to social cohesion. In new IZA discussion paper, Alberto Alesina, Elie Murard and Hillel Rapoport provide empirical evidence on attitudinal shifts against redistribution among European-born … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Near record high but remains below that of many other countries

Nearly 14% of the U.S. population was born in another country, numbering more than 44 million people in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This was the highest share of foreign-born people in the United States since 1910, when immigrants accounted for 14.7% of the … Continue reading

Immigration In US – Strengthen more than burden it majority says, but Republicans and Democrats have never been further apart

The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan. As in recent years, a majority (62%) say immigrants strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents. Just 28% say immigrants are a burden on the country because they take jobs, housing and health … Continue reading

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