The Economics of Immigration

  title={The Economics of Immigration},
  author={George J. Borjas},
  journal={Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration},
  • G. Borjas
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • Economics
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration
This literature review concerns the impact of immigration on the economy of the host country focusing on the experience of the United States. The emphasis is on the period from the 1970s to the 1990s. The author shows that research earlier in this period generally concluded that the economic effects of immigration were positive but that more recent research on later migrations have generally concluded that immigration may be having an adverse effect on the earnings of native unskilled workers… 
The Labor Market Effects of Immigration
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A Theory on the Economic Impacts of Immigration
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The local labour market effects of immigration in the UK
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A note on the political economy of immigration
In this note it is shown that the different attitudes towards immigration can be explained in terms of economic interest, although the public immigration debate is dominated by moral and political
The labour market impact of immigration : theory and evidence
In this survey, we compare the history and status of immigration of a traditional immigration county (the US) with the experiences of a new immigration country (Germany). This reveals differences in
The Impact of Immigration on the UK Labour Market
This paper provides an empirical investigation of the way immigration affects labour market outcomes of native born workers in the UK, set beside a theoretical discussion of the underlying economic
Is immigration good or bad for the economy? analysis of attitudinal responses
The Economics of Forced Migration
Abstract This article reviews the economics literature on the impacts of forced migration. The literature is divided into two parts: impacts on forced migrants and impacts on host communities.
The fiscal impact of immigration on the advanced economies
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Is the New Immigration Less Skilled Than the Old?
  • B. Chiswick
  • Economics, Sociology
    Journal of Labor Economics
  • 1986
This paper analyzes trends in the skills of immigrants to the United States in the post-World War II period. Changes in the supply, demand, and institutional factors determining immigration are
Immigration and the Family
This paper studies the role of the family in determining the skill composition and labor market experiences of immigrants in the United States. Our theoretical framework, based on the assumption that
Canadian immigration policy: the effectiveness of the point system and other instruments.
  • A. Green, D. Green
  • Economics
    The Canadian journal of economics. Revue canadienne d'economique
  • 1995
It is found that the point system provides some control over occupational composition but that its effectiveness in fine tuning is limited by the large number of other characteristics it seeks to control.
Immigration and the work force: economic consequences for the United States and source areas.
Since the 1970s the striking increase in immigration to the United States has been accompanied by a marked change in the composition of the immigrant community with a much higher percentage of
Immigrant Participation in the Welfare System
This paper presents an empirical analysis of immigrant participation in the welfare system using the 1970 and 1980 U.S. Censuses. The availability of two cross-sections allows for identification of
Employment Effects of Immigration to Germany: An Analysis Based on Local Labor Markets
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Understanding Attitudes to Immigration: The Migration and Minority Module of the first European Social Survey
Immigration control is an issue that figures prominently in public policy discussions and election campaigns throughout Europe. Although immigration may have positive effects on economic efficiency
Analyzing the Fiscal Impact of U.S. Immigration
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Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-Born
This paper analyzes the return migration of foreign-born persons in the United States. We argue that return migration may have been planned as part of an optimal life cycle residential location