Uneven Progress: The Employment Pathways of Skilled Immigrants in the United States
By Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix, with Peter A. Creticos
Did you know that today more than a million college-educated immigrants
in the US labor force are either unable to find jobs or are working far
below their capacity as taxi drivers, security guards, dishwashers, or
in other unskilled work?
In Uneven Progress: The Employment Pathways of Skilled Immigrants in the United States, MPI examines the hurdles that prevent so many immigrants from fully utilizing their academic and professional credentials, depriving the US economy of the full value of their talent. The report discusses a range of immigrant admission and immigrant integration policy changes to remedy this problem, which is largely overlooked by policymakers and opinion leaders.
More from the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.
Table of Contents
Future Research Agenda
I. College-Educated Immigrants and Skill Waste: Introduction
II. Points of Departure
III. Skill Underutilization among Educated Immigrants
IV. Occupational Trajectories of Highly Skilled Legal Permanent Residents
V. American Community Survey versus the New Immigrant Survey