The Impact of Immigrants on Host Country Wages, Employment and Growth

@article{Friedberg1995TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Immigrants on Host Country Wages, Employment and Growth},
  author={Rachel M. Friedberg and Jennifer N. Hunt},
  journal={Journal of Economic Perspectives},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={23-44}
}
  • Rachel M. Friedberg, Jennifer N. Hunt
  • Published 1995
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Perspectives
  • The popular belief that immigrants have a large adverse impact on the wages and employment opportunities of the native-born population of the receiving country is not supported by the empirical evidence. A 10 percent increase in the fraction of immigrants in the population reduces native wages by 0-1 percent. Even those natives who are the closest substitutes with immigrant labor do not suffer significantly as a result of increased immigration. There is no evidence of economically significant… CONTINUE READING
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