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A Profile of Immigrant Populations in the 21st Century: Data from OECD Countries (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264040915)

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This publication presents and discusses some of the key information available in the newly created Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC). The many graphs and tables include data on: immigrants' demography including age, gender and duration of stay; and their labour market outcomes including labour market status, occupation and sector of activity.

The book consists of nine thematic chapters, each including a brief description of sources, and a discussion of cross‐country differences. The chapters also include a short analysis of specific issues relevant to the data, such as the gender dimension of "brain drain", the international migration of health professionals, and the role of low‐skilled foreign‐born workers in domestic services.

An introductory chapter provides an overview of the data to present a picture of international migration to the OECD from four regions: Africa, Asia, and Latin America and from within the OECD area. A methodogical note completes the report by summarizing the different sources and methods applied and explaining the structure of the new DIOC.

"Immigration is fascinating, and a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development, A Profile of Immigrant Populations in the 21srt Century,  has some juicy nuggets."

‐The Times (London)


Chapter 1. Foreign and Foreign‐Born Populations

Chapter 2. Age Structure of the Immigrant Population

Chapter 3. Education of the Immigrant Population

Chapter 4. Duration of Stay

Chapter 5. Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants

Chapter 6. Occupations of Immigrant Workers

Chapter 7. Sectors of Activity of Immigrant Workers

Chapter 8. Fields of Study of the Immigrant Population

Chapter 9. Expatriates

Annex A. Methodology

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2008-02-01

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