High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick
     
 

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Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers should focus more on attracting immigrants with exclusive skill sets-professional, technical, and managerial (PTM) workers. PTM workers positively impact the

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Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers should focus more on attracting immigrants with exclusive skill sets-professional, technical, and managerial (PTM) workers. PTM workers positively impact the economy by expanding production capability, increasing the growth rate of total factor productivity, and enhancing international competitiveness. Barry R. Chiswick and his coauthors examine the policies established by other OECD countries (such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand) to attract foreign PTM workers and explore how U.S. immigration policy could be altered to maximize the economic benefits of high-skilled immigration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844743875
Publisher:
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
364
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Barry R. Chiswick is a distinguished professor in the department of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also the winner of the 2011 IZA Prize in Labor Economics.

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