Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125250
Authors: 
Tani, Massimiliano
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 24
Abstract: 
Restricting immigration to young and skilled immigrants using a point system, as in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, succeeds in selecting economically desirable immigrants and provides orderly management of population growth. But the point system cannot fix short-term skilled labor shortages in a timely manner nor prevent poor labor market outcomes for immigrants, since domestic employers can undervalue schooling and work experience acquired abroad. Furthermore, the efficacy of a point system can be compromised if unscreened visa categories receive higher priority.
Subjects: 
migrants
immigration policy
selection
point system
JEL: 
F22
J18
J21
J24
J61
O15
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Document Type: 
Article

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