How do migrants fare in Latin America and the Caribbean?

How do migrants fare in Latin America and the Caribbean?

July 21, 2023

The needs of immigrants and their integration in the host country have increasingly become a high priority on the policy agenda of the region. However, little is currently known about immigrant characteristics and their socio-economic integration outcomes. 

This publication aims at filling this gap by presenting integration indicators of immigrants living in twelve LAC countries for which information is available – Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. Brazil is included in the education and policy indicators. 

This report presents the composition of the immigrant population and compares the outcomes of the foreign- and the native-born populations in their education and skills, labour market participation, gender differences, and living conditions based on data available in household and labor force surveys. This report also discusses selected policy indicators to shed light on the regulatory framework within which integration is taking place.

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