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Migration and Competitiveness: Japan and the US, March 22-23, 2012
Migration and Competitiveness: Japan and the United States
Thursday, March 22, 2012 UC-Berkeley
This workshop explores the effects of immigrants on particular economic sectors. 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 explains the current role of migrants, the evolution of migrant employment, how migrant employment patterns are changing. The effects of migrants focus the 3 R’s of labor markets, viz, how migrants affect recruitment, remuneration or pay, and retention. Policies deals with the interaction of migration and labor policies and how these policies affect labor markets in the short-, medium-, and long-terms. Options and scenarios examine 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.
We are grateful to the Center for Global Partnership, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Center for Japanese Studies for support of this workshop. If you wish to participate, please RSVP by contacting Philip Martin.
Thursday, March 22, 2012