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International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI ‐ 2006 Edition (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 926403627X)

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This first edition of the International Migration Outlook, a revised and expanded version of what was previously published under the title Trends in International Migration, brings the reader detailed analysis of recent trends in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. For the first time, it includes harmonised statistics on long‐term international migration inflows for most OECD countries. The report highlights the growing importance of immigrants from Russia, Ukraine, China and Latin America, as well as the increasing feminisation of the flows. 

This volume covers the increasing interest of member countries in the recruitment of highly skilled immigrants as well as the recourse to temporary, often seasonal, low‐skilled immigrants. Special attention is paid to improving the management of migration flows and integration policies focusing on programmes for newcomers, from compulsory language courses to job‐oriented initiatives, and to the strengthening of anti‐discrimination and diversity measures. Developments in international co‐operation for labour migration as well as for better border control in the fight against irregular migration are also described, with a special focus on the impact of the European Union enlargement on inflows of immigrant workers to OECD countries.



This publication also includes special chapters dealing with the management of migration inflows through quotas and numerical limits and  a new  look at the links between migration, remittances and the economic development of sending countries. Country notes, under a new format for this edition, describe recent trends in migration movements and policies, including re‐designed standardised tables. The statistical annex contains the latest data on foreign and foreign‐born populations, migration flows and naturalisations.

"The best source of analysis on the economic impact of migration."

‐Hamish McRae, The Independent



EditorialIntroductionPart I. Recent Trends in International Migration‐A. Developments in Migration Flows‐‐1. Towards Harmonised Statistics of Long‐Tem Migration Flows‐‐2. International Migration by Country of Origin and Entry Category‐‐3. The Immigrant Population‐‐4. The Contribution of Migration to Human Capital in Receiving Countries‐B. Immigrants and the Labour Market‐‐1. The Situation of Foreigners and Immigrants in OECD Member Country Labour Markets‐‐2. Overview of Labour Market Integration of Immigrant Women on the Labour Market in OECD Countries‐C. An Overview of Immigration Policies‐‐1. Migration Policy and Labour Market Needs‐‐2. Enforcement Strategies, Security and the Fight Against Irregular Migration‐‐3. Policies Aimed at Facilitating the Integration of Immigrants into the Labour Markets and Society of Receiving Countries‐‐4. Migration, Development and International Co‐operationPart II. Managing Migration ‐ Are Quotas and Numerical Limits the Solution?‐Introduction‐1. Selecting Immigrants‐2. Control of Migration Numbers‐3. How Much Migration is Subject to Control and How Much is Relatively "Free"?‐4. Managing Migration through Numerical Limits‐5. Numerical Limits and their Management‐Conclusion‐Annex II.A.1. Defining Discretionary and Non‐Discretionary MIgration‐Annex II.A. 2. National Examples of Numerical Limits or Targets and their ManagementPart III. International Migrant Remittances and their Role in Development‐Introduction‐1. Migrant Remittances: Data and Trends‐2. Determinants of Money Remittances‐3. The Transfer Channels‐4. The Economic Effects of Money Remittances‐ConclusionPart IV. Recent changes in Migration Movements and Policies (Country Notes)‐Australia‐Austria‐Belgium‐Bulgaria‐Canada‐Czech Republic‐Denmark‐Finland‐France‐Germany‐Greece‐Hungary‐Ireland‐Italy‐Japan‐Korea‐Luxembourg‐Mexico‐Netherlands‐New Zealand‐Norway‐Poland‐Portugal‐Romania‐Slovak Republic‐Spain‐Sweden‐Switzerland‐Turkey‐United Kingdom‐United States‐How to Read the Tables of Part IV‐How to Read the Charts of Part IVStatistical Annex‐Introduction‐Inflows and Outflows of Foreign Population‐Inflows of Asylum Seekers‐Stocks of Foreign and Foreign‐Born Population‐Acquisition of Nationality‐Inflows of Foreign Workers‐Stocks of Foreign and Foreign‐Born Labour

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: February 1, 2007

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