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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) From Immigration to Integration: Local Solutions to a Global Challenge (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 926402896X)

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For the potential advantages of migration to be harnessed, it is crucial that immigration be accompanied by integration, or effective mechanisms for ensuring that immigrants are incorporated into labour markets, the economy and society. While immigration policy is often determined, designed and funded at the national level, its impact on migrants and society is more strongly felt at the local level where other policies interact. This publication highlights principles and factors which are important in supporting integration locally. A comparison of local initiatives implemented in five OECD countries ‐ Canada, UK (London), Spain, Italy, and Switzerland ‐ answers key questions facing all policy makers and stakeholders working in this field. This book provides a set of concrete policy recommendations for implementation at both local and national levels.





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Introduction. Integrating Immigrants: Finding the Right Policy Mix to Tackle a Governance Problem by Sylvain Giguère

Chapter 1. From Immigration to Integration: Comparing Local Practices by Francesca Froy

Chapter 2. Integrating Immigrants in Canada: Addressing Skills Diversity by Bob Birrell and Elisabeth McIssac

Chapter 3. Innovating in the Supply of Services to Meet the Needs of Immigrants in Italy by Jonathan Chaloff

Chapter 4. Routes into Employment for Refugees: A Review of Local Approaches in London by Anne E. Green

Chapter 5. Local Responses to a New Issue: Integrating Immigrants in Spain by Mary P. Corcoran

Chapter 6. Focusing on the Young: Integration in Switzerland by Steve Fenton.

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2006-11-01

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