CECN640-NOTES related to chapter 11-The Economics of Immigration (1)

CECN640-NOTES related to chapter 11-The Economics of Immigration (1)

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CECN640: NOTES Related to Chapter 11 - The Economics of Immigration (1) Highlights 1. Canada is a rich and stable country whose wealth, high standard of living, and political stability make it an attractive place for immigrants from nearly all parts of the world. 2. The chapter deals with three facets of the economics of immigration. These are: a) The economic performance of immigrants compared to native-born Canadians, usually defined in terms of wage outcomes. b) The impact of immigration activity on the labour market outcomes of the native-born population. c) The evaluation of government policy towards immigration. (2) The Policy Environment 1. Governments have two major ways to affect immigration policy, namely: a) They can decide on the number of immigrants they accept over a period of time; and b) They can decide who among the set of potential applicants is admitted. 2. All immigrants are considered to be of the assessed classes or the non-assessed classes , Each of which has a different set of criteria for selection. The applications of the
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course ECON 640 taught by Professor Brenan during the Spring '11 term at Ryerson.

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CECN640-NOTES related to chapter 11-The Economics of Immigration (1)

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