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Proposal - Designing Immigration Policy

The Challenge

While the world is becoming more integrated through cheaper transport and communication, large income differences persist between rich and poor countries. As a result, the pressures to migrate from ...

While the world is becoming more integrated through cheaper transport and communication, large income differences persist between rich and poor countries. As a result, the pressures to migrate from poor to rich countries are rising. Migration among rich countries and among poor countries is also on the rise.

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    Key findings: Needs are not only for highly skilled but also for lesser skilled migrants (most of the movements as a result of EU enlargement have been for lesser skilled jobs; a Canadian survey of SM ...

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