Labor Market Competition and Individual Preferences Over Immigration Policy

@article{Scheve2001LaborMC,
  title={Labor Market Competition and Individual Preferences Over Immigration Policy},
  author={Kenneth F. Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2001},
  volume={83},
  pages={133-145}
}
This paper uses three years of individual-level data to analyze the determinants of individual preferences over immigration policy in the United States. We have two main empirical results. First, less-skilled workers are significantly more likely to prefer limiting immigrant inflows into the United States. Our finding suggests that, over the time horizons that are relevant to individuals when evaluating immigration policy, individuals think that the U.S. economy absorbs immigrant inflows at… 
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