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Migration and Competitiveness: Japan and the United States: September 13-14, 2012
Migration and Competitiveness: Japan and the United States
Thursday-Friday, September 13-14, 2012
This workshop explores the effects of immigrants on the competitiveness of particular economic sectors in Japan and the US. Each presentation has five sections: an industry profile, migrant employment patterns, the effects of migrants, links between migration, labor and other policies, and alternative options and scenarios.
The industry profile explains the current structure of output and employment, including the use of subcontractors and migrant workers by geography, occupation, size of employer and other factors. Migrant employment outlines the current role of migrants, the evolution of migrant employment, and changes to migrant employment patterns. The third section examines the effects of migrants on the 3 R’s of labor markets, recruitment, remuneration or pay, and retention. The policies section deals with the interaction of migration and labor policies and how these interactions affect labor markets in the short-, medium-, and long-terms. The concluding options and scenarios section reviews current policy debates and their consequences for the industry, local and migrant workers, and consumers and society, including the integration of migrants and their families. The focus throughout is the impact of migrants on competitiveness.
Papers presented in Berkeley in March 2012 are posted at: http://migration.ucdavis.edu/rs/more.php?id=180_0_3_0
We are grateful to the Center for Global Partnership, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Osaka School of International Public Policy for support of this workshop. If you wish to participate, please RSVP by contacting Yasushi Iguchi and Philip Martin.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012