Canada and the United States remain among the most important immigrant-receiving nations, and both nations include large linguistic minorities. Their postwar immigration and refugee policies have been shaped by different philosophies. What can we learn by comparing their experiences? And to what extent does dominant-language fluency determine labor market earnings for immigrants?
To answer these and other questions this volume offers essays and commentaries by leading economists and demographers from both sides of the border.
Barry R. Chiswick is research professor and head of the economics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Contributors: William T. Alpert, University of Connecticut; David E. Bloom, Columbia University; Monica Boyd, University of Western Ontario; Linda Chavez, Manhattan Insitute for Policy Research; Harriet Orcutt Duleep, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Robert S. Goldfarb, George Washington University; Alan G. Green, Queen's University, Ontario; Gilles Grenier, University of Ottowa; Walter S. McManus, General Motors Corporation; Paul W. Miller, University of Western Australia; Alice Nakamura, University of Alberta; Masao Nakamura, Univerity of Alberta; Mark C. Regets, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; David M. Reimers, New York University; Christopher Robinson, University of Western Ontario; Peter Skerry, UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy; Teresa A. Sullivan, University of Texas at Austin; Harold Troper, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; Francois Vaillancourt, University of Montreal; Andrew R. Zolberg, New School for Social Research