International Migration Outlook 2021

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The 2021 edition of International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and the labour market inclusion of immigrants in OECD countries. It also monitors recent policy changes in migration governance and integration in OECD countries. This edition includes two special chapters, one providing an in-depth analysis of the fiscal impact of migration in OECD countries since the mid 2000s and another on the causes and consequences of the residential segregation of immigrants. The Outlook also includes country notes and a detailed statistical annex.

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The decade prior to the COVID‑19 pandemic has been one of significant progress in immigrant integration on many accounts. Relatively favourable labour market conditions in many countries and higher education levels of new arrivals have been coupled with further progress in reception policies for refugees and other migrant groups. Despite this progress, the country of birth remained a strong predictor of lasting inequalities, including across generations for native‑born children of immigrants.

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