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Talent, Competitiveness and Migration

Books
May 2009

Talent, Competitiveness and Migration

ISBN 
978-3-86793-039-0
Price - Paperback 
38,00 EUR
Price - E-Book 
32,99 EUR
Page Length 
450
Publisher 
Migration Policy Institute, Bertelsmann Stiftung

As the global economic crisis ripples across the financial, political, and social landscape, it is leaving its mark on international migration. The recession, hailed as the worst since the Great Depression, is impacting the scope and pace of international migration and its effects could deepen should the world economy worsen.

Governments, businesses, and individuals have all felt the damaging consequences of the global downturn, which has shaken confidence in established institutions. The crisis is driving some policymakers and analysts in Europe and North America to rethink their assumptions about labor migration. Yet while policymakers face exceptionally strong popular and political outcry to protect jobs at home, they face mid-term demographic challenges. These two opposing policy pressures require responses that will not only help ease the current economic crisis, but will also secure the long-term prosperity of these regions.

This book reflects the effort of the Transatlantic Council on Migration to map how profound demographic change is likely to affect the size and character of global migration flows, and how governments can shape immigration policy in a world increasingly attuned to the hunt for talent. This volume is the second major product of the Council.

Table of Contents 

Part I: The Transatlantic Council on Migration

Introduction: The Aims of the Transatlantic Council on Migration

Transatlantic Council on Migration

Council Statement: Responding Competitively to the New Mobility of the 21st Century

Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Annette Heuser

Part II: Piecing Together the Global Demographic Puzzle

Emerging Demographic Trends in Asia and the Pacific: The Implications for International Migration

Graeme Hugo

The Demography of China and India: Effect on Migration to High-Income Countries through 2030

Michael J. White and Inku Subedi

Emerging Demographic Patterns across the Mediterranean and their Implications for Migration through 2030

Philippe Fargues

Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Wolfgang Lutz, Warren Sanderson, Sergei Scherbov and Samir K.C.

Demographic Trends in Mexico: The Implications for Skilled Migration

Elena Zúñiga and Miguel Molina

Part III: Competing for Talent

Talent in the 21st Century Economy

Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Will Somerville and Hiroyuki Tanaka

Hybrid Immigrant-Selection Systems: The Next Generation of Economic Migration Schemes

Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Will Somerville and Hiroyuki Tanaka

Soft, Scarce and Super Skills: Sourcing the Next Generation of Migrant Workers in Europe

Elizabeth Collett and Fabian Zuleeg

The Growing Global Demand for Students as Skilled Migrants

Lesleyanne Hawthorne

Part IV: Epilogue

Immigration and Competitiveness at a Time of Deepening Recession

Demetrios G. Papademetriou

Part V: Discussion Summary

Second Meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration

Transatlantic Council on Migration