Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107533
Authors: 
Orrenius, Pia M.
Zavodny, Madeline
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8744
Abstract: 
The United States currently provides Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more than 300,000 immigrants from selected countries. TPS is typically granted if dangerous conditions prevail in the home country due to armed conflict or a natural disaster. Individuals with TPS cannot be deported and are allowed to stay and work in the United States temporarily. Despite the increased use of TPS in recent years, little is known about how TPS affects labor market outcomes for beneficiaries, most of whom are unauthorized prior to receiving TPS. This study examines how migrants from El Salvador who are likely to have received TPS fare in the labor market compared with other migrants. The results suggest that TPS eligibility leads to higher employment rates among women and higher earnings among men. The results have implications for recent programs that allow some unauthorized immigrants to receive temporary permission to remain and work in the United States.
Subjects: 
immigration policy
unauthorized immigration
temporary protected status
TPS
JEL: 
J15
J31
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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