Mexican Immigration to the United States
Edited by George J. Borjas
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Mexican Immigration to the United States by George J. Borjas
Book DescriptionFrom debates on Capitol Hill to the popular media, Mexican immigrants are the subject of widespread controversy. By 2003, their growing numbers accounted for 28.3 percent of all foreign-born inhabitants of the United States. "Mexican Immigration to the United States" analyzes the astonishing economic impact of this historically unprecedented influx. Why do Mexican immigrants gain citizenship and employment at a slower rate than non-Mexicans? Does their migration to the United States adversely affect the working conditions of lower-skilled workers already residing there? And how rapid is intergenerational mobility among Mexican immigrant families? This authoritative volume provides a historical context for Mexican immigration to the United States and reports new findings on an immigrant influx whose size and character will force us to rethink economic policy for decades to come. "Mexican Immigration to the United States" will be necessary reading for anyone concerned about social conditions and economic opportunities in both countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226066325
(235mm x 161mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George J. Borjas
We Wanted Workers, Hardback (November 2016)
From "America's leading immigration economist" (The Wall Street Journal), a refreshingly level-headed exploration of the effects of immigration.
Immigration Economics, Hardback (June 2014)
Nearly 3% of the world's population no longer live in the country where they were born. George Borjas synthesizes the theories, models, and econometric methods used to identify the causes and consequences of international labor flows, and lays out with clarity a full spectrum of topics with crucial implications for framing debates over immigration.
Economics of Labor, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by George J. Borjas
The branch of economics concerned with the allocation of resources in the labour market addresses some of the difficult issues facing policy-makers at the beginning of the 21st century. This 4 volume collection is an authoritative guide to the subject's vast literature and the continuing explosion of research.
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Author Biography - George J. Borjas
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a research associate of the NBER. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Heaven's Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy.
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