Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69389
Authors: 
Duleep, Harriet Orcutt
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7136
Abstract: 
Two issues have taken center stage in the recent debates about U.S. immigration policy: one, illegal immigration and more generally the entrance of poorly educated individuals into the U.S. economy and two, whether the U.S. should continue its family-based admissions system or move towards a skills-based system. This paper analyzes these issues culling evidence from the history of U.S. immigration policy, the experiences of different types of U.S. immigrants, and cross-national comparisons.
Subjects: 
immigration
illegal immigration
effect on poorly educated natives
entrepreneurship
human capital investment
skill transferability
opportunity cost
learning transferability
family-based admissions
permanence
JEL: 
J15
J24
J39
J61
L26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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