International Migration Outlook 2007

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This second edition of the International Migration Outlook, a revised and expanded version of what waspreviously published under the title Trends in International Migration, brings the reader detailed analysis of recent trends in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. It includes harmonised statistics on long-term international migration inflows for most OECD countries. It describes measures taken to facilitate the integration of immigrants from their arrival up until they gain full citizenship. International co-operation to improve border control and to combat irregular immigration is analysed in detail. In addition, the report evaluates the impact of the enlargement of the European Union on the flow of immigrant workers into OECD countries. It highlights the growing attention given to the links between migration and development, notably in the context of regional economic integration. This edition  includes two special chapters on topical issues. The first addresses the challenge of matching immigrants’ education with employment, with the aim of adding value to human capital. The second, for the first time, analyses the importance of the presence of immigrants in the health sector of OECD countries. It also describes the migration policies put in place in OECD countries to recruit this highly qualified labour force. This edition also focuses on the employment situation and the participation rate of immigrants, particularly in the services sector.  


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

-Hamish McRae, The Independent

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Immigrant Health Workers in OECD Countries in the Broader Context of Highly Skilled Migration

In recent years, concerns about growing shortages of health professionals, in particular doctors and nurses, have emerged in OECD countries. These shortages are projected to increase over the next 20 years, unless countermeasures are taken, because population ageing and changing technologies are likely to contribute to an increase in the demand for health workers, while workforce ageing will decrease the supply as the “babyboom” generation of health workers reaches retirement age. One route to partially meeting such shortages is via international migration of health workers, a route which is already being utilised in OECD countries.


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