Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 April 2003

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780195413748

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Destination Canada

Immigration Debates and Issues

Peter Li

  • Provides an excellent introduction to and assessment of some of the central debates about immigration and immigrants in Canada.
  • Comprehensive and balanced coverage of material.
  • Key topics include: Social construction of immigrants (Chapter 3); Economic benefits of immigration (Chapter 5); Immigrant diversity (Chapter 7); Urbanization (Chapter 8).
  • Arguments are supported with data, both descriptive and analytical.
  • The author not only explains the context behind some of the cental debates about immigration, but also critically assesses the shortcomings and pitfalls of different arguments.
  • Includes data on immigration flows, as well as statistical data on patterns of immigration settlement, the geographical distribution of immigrants, language loss, and the socio-economic performance of immigrants.