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A joint contribution by UN-DESA and the OECD to the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, 3-4 October 2013
Labour migration is supposed to be one means to help meet future labour and skill shortages caused by a shrinking working-age population, this book addresses the question of how to ensure that international recruitment can help meet urgent needs in the labour market which cannot be met locally.
This publication highlights how immigrants and their children are integrating into OECD societies, judging their progress against key indicators.
This publication contains 140 country notes summarising diaspora sizes, including the number of children of migrants born in the destination countries, the characteristics of emigrant populations, the numbers and main destinations of international students, recent migrant flows to OECD countries, and information on the desire to emigrate among different population groups.
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The purpose of this publication is to propose ways of thinking about new public policies that could better harness the skills of diasporas to foster development in the countries of origin.
It also provides an overview of the evidence emerging from PISA 2009 on the performance and socio-economic background of children of immigrants. Selective migration policies of certain countries and the attractiveness of these countries generally to highly educated migrants is also explored.
Maintaining a high-quality workforce represents a key strategic goal for both employment and economic growth.
This publication reviews the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in three OECD countries (Austria, Norway and Switzerland) and provides country-specific recommendations. It also includes a summary chapter highlighting common challenges and policy responses. It is the third and last in a series which has covered eleven OECD countries.
Sweden’s 2008 reform of its labour migration policy, now one of the most open in the OECD, has helped businesses hire foreign workers quickly and cheaply, without hurting conditions for local workers, according to this report.