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Issues in the Economics of Immigration

ISBN-10: 0226066312

ISBN-13: 9780226066318

Edition: 2000

Authors: George J. Borjas

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The United States is now admitting nearly one million legal immigrants per year, while the flow of illegal aliens into the country continues to increase steadily. The debate over immigration policy has typically focused on three fundamental questions: How do immigrants perform economically relative to others? What effects do immigrants have on the employment opportunities of other workers? What kind of immigration policy is most beneficial to the host country? This authoritative volume represents a move beyond purely descriptive assessments of labor market consequences toward a more fully developed analysis of economic impacts across the social spectrum. Exploring the broader repercussions of immigration on education, welfare, Social Security, and crime, as well as the labor market, these papers assess dimensions not yet taken into account by traditional cost-benefit calculations. This collection offers new insights into the kinds of economic opportunities and outcomes that immigrant populations might expect for themselves and future generations.
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 404
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Economic Progress of Immigrants
The Educational Attainment of Immigrants: Trends and Implications
Diversity and Immigration
Convergence in Employment Rates of Immigrants
The Changing Skill of New Immigrants to the United States: Recent Trends and Their Determinants
The More Things Change: Immigrants and the Children of Immigrants in the 1940s, the 1970s, and the 1990s
Do Children of Immigrants Make Differential Use of Public Health Insurance?
Social Security Benefits of Immigrants and U.S. Born
The Role of Deportation in the Incarceration of Immigrants
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index