Is the New Immigration Really so Bad?

  title={Is the New Immigration Really so Bad?},
  author={D. Card},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  • D. Card
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
  • This paper reviews the recent evidence on U.S. immigration, focusing on two key questions: (1) Does immigration reduce the labor market opportunities of less-skilled natives? (2) Have immigrants who arrived after the 1965 Immigration Reform Act successfully assimilated? Looking across major cities, differential immigrant inflows are strongly correlated with the relative supply of high school dropouts. Nevertheless, data from the 2000 Census shows that relative wages of native dropouts are… CONTINUE READING
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