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Assessment of National Migration Policies: An emerging picture on admissions, treatment and enforcement in developing and developed countries

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  • Jeni Klugman

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    (Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme)

  • Isabel Medalho Pereira

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    (Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme)

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This paper presents an internationally comparable assessment of several dimensions of migration policies as of early 2009. For a selected set of 28 countries, both developed and developing, we analyse the admission criteria, policies on integration and treatment of migrants, and efforts to enforce those policies. Irregular migration is a particular area of focus. The analysis distinguishes between different entry regimes, namely: labour migrants (high or low skilled, with a permanent or a temporary permit), those who move with a family-related visa, humanitarian migrants (asylum seekers and refugees), international visitors and international students. The data is drawn from an assessment by country experts as well as by desk-research of HDRO staff.

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Paper provided by Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its series Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) with number HDRP-2009-48.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
Date of revision: Oct 2009
Publication status: Published as background research for the 2009 Human Development Report.
Handle: RePEc:hdr:papers:hdrp-2009-48

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Keywords: Migration policies; admission; treatment; enforcement;

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  1. Matthew Cummins & Francisco Rodriguez, 2010. "Is There a Numbers versus Rights Trade-off in Immigration Policy? What the Data Say," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(2), pages 281-303.
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  1. Dilfuza Rasulova, 2010. "Theoretical Aspects Of Studying The Migration Processes," Perspectives of Innovation in Economics and Business (PIEB), Prague Development Center, vol. 4(1), pages 86-87, February.

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