Over-education among university-educated immigrants in Canada and the United States

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Author: Lu, Yao; Hou, Feng


Canada and the United States are two major immigrant destinations with distinct immigration policies. The two countries also differ in immigration level and economy size, but their government structures, economic systems and social environment have many similarities. These similarities and differences provide a useful setting for comparative immigration research. This study compares the differences in the mismatch between the education and occupations of immigrants in Canada and the United States, operationalized by over-education. It further explores how the cross-country differences...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Migration; Higher education; Labour market

Keywords: Immigration; Migrants; Educational level; Skills mismatch; Underemployment; Comparative analysis; Labour demand

Geographic subjects: Canada; United States; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2019

Physical description: 23 p.

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ISBN: 9780660332338

ISSN: 1205-9153

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 139.203

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