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Immigrants In Spain: Skills Acquisition And Development. A Regional Study

  • Ignacio Díaz-Emparanza

    (The University of the Basque Country)

  • Alexandra M.Espinosa

    (The University of the Basque Country)

The consequences of international migration for development in countries of origin and destination remain hotly debated. The immigration flows could be considered an appropriate mechanism to contribute to the de- velopment of origin countries if origin countries recognize the qualifications of immigrants or contribute to the acquisition of skills. Correspondence analysis is used to determine the relation between education level, job position and legal situation of immigrants in Spain. The results indicate that immigrants are occupying non skilled tasks, even in the case of well educated immigrants. Furthermore, these immigrants have no options to increase their skills nor by experience (in the job) neither by their self (attending a school), if the immigration police only authorizes very short migration.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0111002.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 15 Nov 2001
Date of revision: 29 Nov 2001
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0111002
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  1. Michael Greenacre, 2008. "Correspondence analysis of raw data," Economics Working Papers 1112, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Jul 2009.
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