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OECD Migration Insights

The OECD monitors developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and analyses integration policies of immigrants and their children into education and labour markets.

The issue of immigration and the integration of immigrants are high on the policy agenda of EU and OECD countries, both from an economic and a social standpoint. The active participation of immigrants in the labour market and, more generally, in public life is vital for ensuring social cohesion in the host country and the ability of migrants to function as autonomous, productive and successful, self-realised citizens. It is also critical for facilitating their acceptance by the host-country population.

10 minute reads OECD latest migration policy briefs, notes and papers 

Mastery of the host country’s language is essential if immigrants are to integrate successfully into their new communities and into the host country’s labour market. Immigrants thus need language training as soon as feasible after their arrival, particularly immigrant children, who can then attend school with their native-born peers. 

In the first ten months of 2015, more than 1.2 million illegal border crossings at the external border of the EU have been detected. This edition of Migration Policy Debates scrutinises the factors that facilitate human trafficking, as well as the smuggling routes to OECD countries. It synthesises available evidence and reviews existing policy tools for tackling such crime.

A policy note on the potential fiscal and labour market impact of the refugee crisis in Europe.

The current humanitarian crisis is unprecedented with an appalling and unacceptable human cost. This issue of Migration Policy Debates looks at the most recent developments in the humanitarian migration crisis and what makes this crisis different from previous ones.

It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. But taking into account the large changes in the composition and scale of migration flows and the current economic environment, how are new Americans faring?

How do immigrants affect the economy in terms of the labour market, the public purse and economic growth?