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Trends in International Migration: SOPEMI ‐ 2003 Edition (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264019448)


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This report analyses recent trends in migration movements and policies in all OECD member countries and in selected non‐member countries and it includes a detailed description of the flows, the different channels of immigration and the diversity of nationalities involved. It underscores the contribution of immigration to population and labour force growth and reports on the changes in the sectoral distribution of foreign workers. In addition, it reviews selection policies in relation to labour migration, especially those regarding skilled foreign workers, and examines limits to these policies. The report also presents measures aimed at improving the management of migration flows, recalling that co‐operation with origin countries remains a priority for migration policies. Particular attention is given to the integration of immigrants, with a focus on policies that improve the knowledge of the host country's language, the recognition of migrants' diplomas and qualifications and access to vocational training for low‐skilled migrants.
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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