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Workshop: “Migration and Labor in the Americas: New Trends and Policies"

The Labor Market and Social Security Unit with the Knowledge and Learning Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Migration and Development Program from the Organization of American States (OAS), organized the workshop "Migration and Labor in the Americas: New Trends and Policies", which was held at the IDB headquarters on Wednesday, June 6th.

The following studies were presented at the workshop:

  • The First Report of the Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas (SICREMI) 2011, jointly published by the OAS, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD, and the Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC.
  • Crossing Borders for Work: New Trends and Policies in Labor Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean, launched by the IDB.

During the first section of the workshop, Marcia Bebianno Simoes and Juan Manuel Jimenez, from OAS, presented the main trends in migration in Latin America and the Caribbean, while Georges Lemaitre, from OECD, talked about migrant labor insertion in OECD countries.

The following section had Jacqueline Mazza, from the IDB, present the Technical Note "Crossing Borders for Work: New Trends and Policies in Labor Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean", with insightful comments by Aaron Terrazas, from the Migration Policy Institute.

Both documents and the presentations can be accessed here:

SICREMI 2011:

http://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=36910664

"Crossing Borders for Work: New Trends and Policies in Labor Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean" (J. Mazza and E. Sohnen, 2011, Spanish version)

http://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=36910671

Presentation by Marcia Bebianno Simoes and Juan Manuel Jimenez, OAS:

http://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=36910449

Presentation by Georges Lemaitre, OECD:

http://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=36910611

Presentation by Jacqueline Mazza, IDB:

http://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=36910473

 

 

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