Winners and losers in the battle for immigrant talent
Dec 3, 2012
New data from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development show that Canada, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom have the highest share of immigrants with college-level degrees. In fact, higher degrees are substantially overrepresented among immigrants in these countries as compared to native-born people, Quartz reports. The data also show that more native-born U.S. residents have college-level degrees, compared with those who immigrate to the country. The Hamilton Project’s, “Ten Economic Facts About Immigration,” supports the findingthat the skill composition of U.S. immigrants differs from that of other nations. The Project found 35%of U.S. immigrantshave a high level of education(roughly equivalent to an associate’s degree or higher), compared with 46% in Canada. Read the full piece here.