- Immigration Regimes and Schooling Regimes: Which Countries Promote Successful Immigrant Incorporation?
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- by Hochschild, Jennifer L.
- While Canada
is often described as the most and France as one of the least
successful countries in the realm of immigrant incorporation, the question remains
unresolved of how to evaluate a country’s policies for dealing with immigration
and incorporation relative to that of others.
Our strategy is to examine the relationships among 1) countries’
policies and practices with regard to admitting immigrants, 2) their educational
policies for incorporating first and second generation immigrants, and 3)
educational achievement of immigrants and their children.
We compare eight western industrialized
countries. We find that immigration regimes, educational regimes, and schooling
outcomes are linked distinctively in each country.
>States that are liberal, or effective, on one
dimension may be relatively conservative, or ineffective, on another, and
countries vary in their willingness and ability to help disadvantaged people
achieve upward mobility through immigration and schooling.
>We conclude that by some normative standards, France has a better immigration regime than does
Overall, this study points to new ways to study immigration and new normative
standards for judging states’ policies of incorporation.
- Publication Type: WCFIA Working Paper
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- Field of Interest: Global Issues
- Hochschild, Jennifer L. "Immigration Regimes and Schooling Regimes: Which Countries Promote Successful Immigrant Incorporation?" Working Paper 2010-0003,
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, January 2010.