Migration has been at the centre of political debate across the OECD in recent years.
Drawing on data from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), this report provides
new evidence on differences in migrants’ characteristics and contexts and considers
how these relate to the skills migrants possess. It also examines the relationship
between migrants’ skills and their labour and non-labour market outcomes in host countries.
Finally, it sheds new light on how migrants’ skills are developed, used and valued
in host country labour markets and societies. Results and lessons gleaned from analysis
highlight the way forward for future research on this topic.The report represents
an invaluable resource for policy makers across different sectors as they design and
implement strategies aimed at promoting the long-term integration of foreign-born
populations in the economic and social life of their countries. The analyses presented
allow us to identify the skill composition of foreign-born populations, the labour
market and broader social outcomes associated with such skills, and the factors that
can promote skill acquisition and skill use.