Do immigrant workers depress the wages of native workers?

  title={Do immigrant workers depress the wages of native workers?},
  author={Giovanni Peri and eLevaTor PiTCH},
Immigration has a very small effect on the average wages of native workers, with no evidence of significant negative effects. There is little evidence that immigration has lowered the wages of less educated native workers. In the long term, immigration, especially of high-skilled workers, increases innovation and the skill mix, with potentially positive productivity effects. In many industrialized countries, the share of workers with a college degree is higher for immigrants than for native… CONTINUE READING

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