The Economic Benefits from Immigration

  title={The Economic Benefits from Immigration},
  author={George J. Borjas},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  • G. Borjas
  • Published 1994
  • Economics
  • NBER Working Paper Series
Natives benefit from immigration mainly because of production complementarities between immigrant workers and other factors of production, and these benefits are larger when immigrants are sufficiently `different' from the stock of native productive inputs. The available evidence suggests that the economic benefits from immigration for the United States are small, on the order of $6 billion and almost certainly less than $20 billion annually. These gains, however, could be increased… Expand
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