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The Resource Immigration economics, George J. Borjas

Immigration economics, George J. Borjas

Label
Immigration economics
Title
Immigration economics
Statement of responsibility
George J. Borjas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Millions of people--nearly 3 percent of the world's population--no longer live in the country where they were born. Every day, migrants enter not only the United States but also developed countries without much of a history of immigration. Some of these nations have switched in a short span of time from being the source of immigrants to being a destination for them. International migration is today a central subject of research in modern labor economics, which seeks to put into perspective and explain this historic demographic transformation. Immigration Economics synthesizes the theories, models, and econometric methods used to identify the causes and consequences of international labor flows. Economist George Borjas lays out with clarity and rigor a full spectrum of topics, including migrant worker selection and assimilation, the impact of immigration on labor markets and worker wages, and the economic benefits and losses that result from immigration. Two important themes emerge: First, immigration has distributional consequences: some people gain, but some people lose. Second, immigrants are rational economic agents who attempt to do the best they can with the resources they have, and the same holds true for native workers of the countries that receive migrants. This straightforward behavioral proposition, Borjas argues, has crucial implications for how economists and policymakers should frame contemporary debates over immigration. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borjas, George J
Dewey number
331.6/2
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6217
LC item number
.B673 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Emigration and immigration
Label
Immigration economics, George J. Borjas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The selection of immigrants -- Economic assimilation -- Immigration and the wage structure: theory -- The wage effects of immigration : descriptive evidence -- The wage effects of immigration : structural estimates -- Labor market adjustments to immigration -- The economic benefits from immigration -- High-skill immigration -- The second generation
Control code
861478256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780674049772
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478256
Label
Immigration economics, George J. Borjas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The selection of immigrants -- Economic assimilation -- Immigration and the wage structure: theory -- The wage effects of immigration : descriptive evidence -- The wage effects of immigration : structural estimates -- Labor market adjustments to immigration -- The economic benefits from immigration -- High-skill immigration -- The second generation
Control code
861478256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780674049772
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478256

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