Akbari, Ather H. (2010): Labour market performance of immigrants in smaller regions of western countries: some evidence from Atlantic Canada. Forthcoming in: Journal of International Migration and Integration
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Despite recent interest in regionalization of immigration in host nations, most studies have analyzed immigrants’ economic performance by largely focusing on their overall national performance. A regional analysis is necessary because changing geographic distribution of immigrants can affect their economic performance positively or negatively. Present paper focuses on Atlantic Canada whose share in annual Canadian immigrant inflows has been traditionally low, but where recent policy initiatives have resulted in greater attraction and retention of immigrants. Immigrants are found performing better than non-immigrants in regional labour market. The importance of regional analysis of immigrants’ economic performance and contribution in host nations is highlighted.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Labour market performance of immigrants in smaller regions of western countries: some evidence from Atlantic Canada|
|Keywords:||Immigrant attraction and retention; regionalization of immigration; immigration policy|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant Workers
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J18 - Public Policy
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J11 - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
|Depositing User:||Ather H. Akbari|
|Date Deposited:||09. Jan 2011 22:12|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 19:35|
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