Immigrant Selection Systems and Occupational Outcomes of International Medical Graduates in Canada and the United States
AbstractWe analyze the process of immigrant selection and occupational outcomes of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the US and Canada. The IMG relicensing model of Kugler and Sauer (2005) is extended to incorporate two different approaches to immigrant selection: employer nomination systems and point systems. Consistent with the predictions of our model, we find that, in Canada where a point system has been in place, IMGs are less likely to be employed as physicians than are IMGs in the US, where employer nomination is a more important entry path for IMGs.
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Physicians; immigration; occupation; skills; human capital;
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- James Ted McDonald & Casey Warman & Christopher Worswick, 2011. "Immigrant Selection Systems and Occupational Outcomes of International Medical Graduates in Canada and the United States," Working Papers 1285, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
- J80 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2012-06-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2012-06-05 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2012-06-05 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-MIG-2012-06-05 (Economics of Human Migration)
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