Immigration and Inequality

  title={Immigration and Inequality},
  author={D. Card},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  • D. Card
  • Published 2009
  • Economics
  • NBER Working Paper Series
  • Immigration is often viewed as a proximate cause of the rising wage gap between high- and low-skilled workers. Nevertheless, there is controversy over the appropriate framework for measuring the presumed effect, and over the magnitudes involved. This paper offers an overview and synthesis of existing knowledge on the relationship between immigration and inequality, focusing on evidence from cross-city comparisons in the U.S. Although some researchers have argued that a cross-city research… CONTINUE READING
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