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The effects of a change in the point system on immigration

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dc.contributor.author Chemin, Matthieu
dc.contributor.author Sayour, Nagham
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-05T06:00:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-05T06:00:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1432-1475 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11200 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2001, Quebec changed its point system, a system that selects immigrants based on specific observable characteristics. The explicit objective was to increase the number of French-speaking immigrants, with no deterioration in overall labor market performance. To achieve this, points for French and education (specifically bachelor’s degrees) were increased. In parallel, points for a subjective assessment of “adaptability” were decreased. In line with the initial objective, we find more French-speaking immigrants with bachelor’s degrees, and no worsening in labor market outcomes after the reform. These results hold in a difference-in-differences and triple differences analysis. This paper shows how point systems can be used to shape the immigrant workforce according to policy goals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The effects of a change in the point system on immigration en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle evidence from the 2001 Quebec reform en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201604580 en_US
dc.author.department Economics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Population Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 1217-1247 en_US
dc.keywords Immigration en_US
dc.keywords Point system en_US
dc.keywords Labor market integration en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Chemin, M., & Sayour, N. (2016). The effects of a change in the point system on immigration: evidence from the 2001 Quebec reform. Journal of Population Economics, 29(4), 1217-1247. en_US
dc.author.email nagham.sayour@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00148-016-0594-z en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9352-1782 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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