Human capital Skilled workers Unskilled workers Emigration Immigration Brain drain
Why do people migrate? What are the concerns about immigration? What are the concerns about emigration?
1. How and why do people react to incentives? 2. What role do incentives play? 3. What determines the income people earn?
1. Explore economic incentives that lead to migration, both economic and non-economic 2. Describe the difference between skilled and unskilled workers and the effects of immigration on both. 3. What are the economic effects of immigration 4. Define/discuss cause and effect of brain drain 5. Illustrate impact of immigration on wages using supply and demand diagram
6a. Locate and describe human and physical features that influence the size and distribution of settlements 6b. Explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources and economic activities.
1. Do you know anyone who was born in a different country? 2. Was anyone in your family born in a different country?
Melting pot Salad bowl US 31 million born elsewhere 11 % of US population Define: Emigration & Immigration Why do people come to the US?
What are three facts that you can learn from the chart? Summarize the point of the chart Continue looking at the other charts
Why do people need to be related to a citizen or resident? Why else is it difficult to immigrate?
Doctor Teacher Construction worker Agricultural worker Computer programmer
What is the difference between skilled and unskilled workers? “Most countries have adopted immigration policies that are at least partly based on workers’ occupation or skill level.”
What is a visa? What are three facts you can learn from the chart? How would you summarize the point of the chart?
Permanent residence status Temporary Worker Visas
What impact do immigration and emigration have on human capital in a market? Why is human capital important in a global economy? What role do wages play with immigration?
You will be assigned a particular role from Activity One. (pages 190 to 195) Follow the instructions on page 188: Play the role but you can improvise Interview 5 people to find out how each has been affected by migration. Would they agree or disagree with laws to limit immigration? As you interview, complete the chart on page 189 Summarize the most important statements Decide whether or not each would favor laws to make migration easier.
Based on what you have learned, discuss who gains and who loses from immigration? Use these terms as you discuss your answers – Host country home, source, native country Remittances (cards 9 and 14) – transfer Returnees - reverse immigration
Why is immigration restricted in the US? Discuss Visual 3 Why does the United States allow immigration with the “negative” impact displayed on Visual 3?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing more unskilled immigrants into the United States? What are the advantages and disadvantages of skilled workers?
1. Do you believe that the benefits of immigration by skilled workers are greater than the benefits of immigration by unskilled workers? How do you contrast the benefits of the immigration of skilled workers with the costs of emigration by skilled workers? How do you use the term brain drain in your examples?
Read Visual 4 and describe the main points Study Visual 5 and summarize the information What do you notice about the information in Visual 6? What is the message in Visual 7?
The supply and demand of labor in the host country before and after immigration with The supply and demand of labor in source country before and after emigration
Attract so many workers, both skilled and unskilled? Offer higher wages than many other countries?
Using topics A, B, and C on page 177, debate the pros and cons of each issue one at a time.