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ERIC Number: EJ805476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Academic Mobility and Immigration
Tremblay, Karine
Journal of Studies in International Education, v9 n3 p196-228 2005
In the late 1990s, sustained economic growth in most Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries and the development of the information economy led to a considerable increase in migration of highly skilled individuals, especially in science and technology. Some OECD countries relaxed their immigration policies to attract highly qualified foreigners to sectors facing labour shortages. In the context of increasing internationalization of education, academic mobility appears as a potential source of qualified workers from host countries' perspective, either during their studies or through subsequent recruitment. Study abroad can be part of a deliberate immigration strategy from the perspective of students. The article reviews the links between academic mobility and immigration and assesses impact on immigration policies. Indeed, some OECD countries are allowing foreign students to apply for resident status from within their territory as part of an immigration recruitment strategy. The impact for sending countries is also envisaged. (Contains 1 figure and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; China; France; Germany; India; United Kingdom; United States