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The Economics of Immigration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Economics of Immigration

Chiswick (economics, U. of Illinois-Chicago; and migration studies, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn) assembles 16 of what he considers his more significant articles and essays, in facsimiles of their first appearance in academic journals and other collections of essays between 1974 and 2002. He selected them as being ground-breaking theoreti.

Foundations of Migration Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Foundations of Migration Economics

This book presents a series of research articles written over the past four decades by leading economists George J. Borjas and Barry R. Chiswick. Borjas and Chiswick are leading experts on the adjustment of immigrants in their destination country and their impact on the economy. Although they worked separately throughout their careers, and did not always agree, their intellectual interaction has greatly increased understanding of the economic consequences of international migration and immigration policy across developed immigrant receiving countries. This volume brings together their contributions for the first time to demonstrate how public policy issues on immigration have evolved over ti...

The Economics of Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 26

The Economics of Language

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-03-09
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Written by two internationally renowned experts in the field, this book explores the determinants of dominant language proficiency among immigrants and other linguistic minorities and the consequences of this proficiency for the labour market. Using empirical material from a range of countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia and Bolivia, the authors develop a range of models of the determinants of dominant language proficiency and use econometric techniques to test them and estimate the magnitude of the effects. This volume is an excellent resource for researchers and a fine reader for specialists in labour economics, linguistics as well as a number of other disciplines.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 810

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-11-05
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

Do enclaves matter in immigrant adjustment?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 51

Do enclaves matter in immigrant adjustment?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Illegal Aliens
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Illegal Aliens

This analysis of the illegal alien labor market was based on data from a sample of Immigration and Naturalization Services apprehension reports in the Chicago area, supplemented by interviews of Chicago area businesses. The study develops and tests hypotheses about the characteristics of the employment of illegal aliens, such as wages, investments in job training, job mobility, and workplace and employer characteristics.

Schooling, literacy, numeracy and labor market success
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 54
An Analysis of the Economic Progress and Impact of Immigrants
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 386
The employment, unemployment and unemployment compensation benefits of immigrants
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 58

The employment, unemployment and unemployment compensation benefits of immigrants

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This report analyzes the employment and unemployment experiences of adult foreign-born men, both among themselves and in comparison with the native born. The empirical analysis uses microdata from the 1990 Census of Population. Three dependent variables are analyzed, weeks worked (employment) in 1989, unemployment status in the reference week in 1990, and a proxy measure of unemployment compensation benefits received in 1989. The theoretical model focuses on the job search behavior of the foreign born within the context of an immigrant adjustment model based on the imperfect transferability of skills and labor market information acquired prior to immigration. In particular, the model focuses...