Int. Migration & Integration https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-018-0570-4 Is STEM Education Portable? Country of Education and the Economic Integration of STEM Immigrants 1 2 Monica Boyd & Siyue Tian Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The core question in this research asks what are the occupational and earnings consequences of place of education for immigrants with bachelor’sdegrees or higher and whose highest degrees are in STEM fields compared to the native born. The focus is on immigrants with degrees in 15 countries which represent 88% of the immigration population of interest. In the analysis of the Canadian 2011 National Household Survey, STEM education is matched to three occupational outcomes: employment in STEM occupations, employment in other occupations usually requiring university bachelors’ degrees or higher, and employment in all other occupations which usually require less than university education. The Canadian-born and permanent legal residents whose highest degrees in STEM fields are from institutions in Canada, the USA, the UK, and in the case of the foreign born, France, are more likely to be employed in either STEM occupations or high-skilled occupations requiring bachelors’ degrees than are immigrants educated elsewhere; the latter are more likely to be employed in occupations
Journal of International Migration and Integration – Springer Journals
Published: May 30, 2018
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