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Don’t Forget the Kids: How Immigrant Policy Can Help Immigrants' Children

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May 14, 2014

Current immigration policies overlook the unique challenges faced by immigrant children, resulting in higher dropout rates for those arriving in Canada as teenagers, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Don’t Forget the Kids: How Immigrant Policy Can Help Immigrants' Children,” authors Colin Busby and Miles Corak assert that various government policies do not take children’s prospects into account, including the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) Program, which, when used as a route to permanent immigration, needlessly separates children from their parents.

 

Author(s):

Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research
Colin Busby
Miles Corak, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Miles Corak

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