Welfare Reform and Immigrant Participation in Welfare Programs

  title={Welfare Reform and Immigrant Participation in Welfare Programs},
  author={George J. Borjas},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={1093 - 1123}
  • G. Borjas
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Economics
  • International Migration Review
This article examines the impact of the 1996 welfare reform legislation on welfare use in immigrant households. Although the data indicate that the welfare participation rate of immigrants declined relative to that of natives at the national level, this national trend is entirely attributable to the trends in welfare participation in California. Immigrants living in California experienced a precipitous drop in their welfare participation rate (relative to natives). Immigrants living outside… Expand

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