Assessment of National Migration Policies: An emerging picture on admissions, treatment and enforcement in developing and developed countries
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.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2009|
|Date of revision:||Oct 2009|
|Publication status:||Published as background research for the 2009 Human Development Report.|
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- Cummins, Matthew & Rodriguez, Francisco, 2009.
"Is There a Numbers versus Rights Trade-off in Immigration Policy? What the Data Say,"
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- 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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