Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36060
Authors: 
Friedberg, Rachel M.
Jaeger, David A.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4555
Abstract: 
While it is well known that some areas of the United States receive more immigrants than others, less is understood about the extent to which the character of immigration varies as well. There is much broader geographic variation in the skill and demographic composition of immigrants than natives, with important implications for their economic effects. This paper provides a new perspective by focusing on heterogeneity in outcomes such as the share of population growth due to immigration, the presence of immigrant children in schools, and the effect of immigration on the age, sex, language, and educational composition of the local population and workforce.
Subjects: 
Immigration
local labor markets
immigrant children
language
JEL: 
J61
J68
J4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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