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Self-Selection and the Earnings of Immigrants
This paper analyzes the way in which the earnings of the immigrant population may be expected to differ from the earnings of the native population because of the endogeneity of the migrationExpand
The Economics of Immigration
  • G. Borjas
  • Economics
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New…
  • 1 December 1994
This literature review concerns the impact of immigration on the economy of the host country focusing on the experience of the United States. The emphasis is on the period from the 1970s to theExpand
Assimilation, Changes in Cohort Quality, and the Earnings of Immigrants
  • G. Borjas
  • Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • 1 October 1985
This paper reexamines the empirical basis for two "facts" that seem to be found in most cross-section studies of immigrant earnings: (1) the earnings of immigrants grow rapidly as they assimilateExpand
The economic analysis of immigration
Abstract The study of labor flows across labor markets is a central ingredient in any discussion of labor market equilibrium. These labor flows help markets reach a more efficient allocation ofExpand
Ethnic Capital and Intergenerational Mobility
This paper analyzes the extent to which ethnic skill differentials are transmitted across generations. I assume that ethnicity acts as an externality in the human capital accumulation process. TheExpand
The Economic Benefits from Immigration
Natives benefit from immigration mainly because of production complementarities between immigrant workers and other factors of production, and these benefits are larger when immigrants areExpand
Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-Born
This paper analyzes the return migration of foreign-born persons in the United States. We argue that return migration may have been planned as part of an optimal life cycle residential locationExpand
Immigration and Welfare Magnets
  • G. Borjas
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • 1 November 1998
The empirical analysis indicates that immigrant welfare recipients are indeed more heavily clustered in high‐benefit states than the immigrants who do not receive welfare, or than natives. Expand
Native Internal Migration and the Labor Market Impact of Immigration
  • G. Borjas
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Human Resources
  • 1 September 2005
This paper presents a theoretical and empirical study of how immigration influences the joint determination of the wage structure and internal migration behavior for native-born workers in localExpand
Ethnicity, Neighborhoods, and Human Capital Externalities
The socioeconomic performance of today's workers depends not only on parental skills, but also on the average skills of the ethnic group in the parent's generation (or ethnic capital). This paperExpand