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Individual Preferences over High-Skilled Immigration in the United States

Gordon Hanson, Kenneth Scheve, and Matthew J. Slaughter

in Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382433
eISBN:
9780199852352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382433.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

There is the argument that the average citizen will feel less threatened by skilled immigrants, for assimilation reasons and because the skilled immigrants are not perceived as a drain on the fiscal ... More


From Dilemma to Dualization: Social and Migration Policies in the “Reluctant Countries of Immigration”

Patrick Emmenegger and Romana Careja

in The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Western European governments face a dilemma. On the one hand, their immigrant population is growing. On the other hand, the public opposes large-scale immigration and wants to restrict immigrants’ ... More


Overview of Issues

Jagdish Bhagwati

in Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382433
eISBN:
9780199852352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382433.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

It is widely believed that skilled immigrants create fewer assimilation problems and are more desirable in modern knowledge-based economies than unskilled immigrants. Whereas unskilled workers ... More


Skilled Immigration: The Perspective of Developing Countries

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382433
eISBN:
9780199852352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382433.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the Bhagwati tax and other issues concerning the impact of out-migration of the skilled. It provides a survey of 40 years of research on skilled out-migration. The chapter cites ... More


Migration and the Welfare State: Political-Economy Policy Formation

Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka, and Benjarong Suwankiri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016100
eISBN:
9780262298377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016100.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman once noted that free immigration cannot coexist with a welfare state. A welfare state with open borders might turn into a haven for poor immigrants, which ... More


The Role of Professional Societies in Regulating Entry of Skilled Migrants: The American Medical Association

Sherry A. Glied and Debojyoti Sarkar

in Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382433
eISBN:
9780199852352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382433.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter offers an important analysis of how professional societies, in this case the American Medical Association, can effectively condition and restrict inflows, virtually acting as ... More


Educational Mismatch: Are High-skilled Immigrants Really Working in High-Skilled Jobs, and What Price Do They Pay If They Are Not?

George J. Borjas, Barry R. Chiswick, George J. Borjas, Barry R. Chiswick, George J. Borjas, and Barry R. Chiswick

in Foundations of Migration Economics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198788072
eISBN:
9780191830068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788072.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the incidence of mismatch of educational attainment and occupation of employment, and the impact of this mismatch on earnings, of high-skilled adult male immigrants in the U.S. ... More


Out of Many, One: Collaborating for Immigrant Integration in San José

Manuel Pastor, Rachel Rosner, and Jennifer Tran

in Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702662
eISBN:
9781501703959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter dissects San José/Silicon Valley metropolitan area. It notes that the immigrant population here has grown even more rapidly than in any other case in the book, but the region nonetheless ... More


Speaking, Reading, and Earnings among Low-skilled Immigrants

George J. Borjas, Barry R. Chiswick, George J. Borjas, and Barry R. Chiswick

in Foundations of Migration Economics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198788072
eISBN:
9780191830068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788072.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is concerned with the determinants of English language fluency among immigrants and the effects of fluency on earnings. Using special survey data on a sample of more than 800 aliens, the ... More


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