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Immigration and the Work Force: Economic Consequences for the United States and Source Areas
edited by George J. Borjas and Richard B. Freeman
University of Chicago Press, 1992
Cloth: 978-0-226-06633-2 | eISBN: 978-0-226-06670-7
Library of Congress Classification HD8081.A5I52 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.620973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Since the 1970s, the striking increase in immigration to the United States has been accompanied by a marked change in the composition of the immigrant community, with a much higher percentage of foreign-born workers coming from Latin America and Asia and a dramatically lower percentage from Europe.

This timely study is unique in presenting new data sets on the labor force, wage rates, and demographic conditions of both the U.S. and source-area economies through the 1980s. The contributors analyze the economic effects of immigration on the United States and selected source areas, with a focus on Puerto Rico and El Salvador. They examine the education and job performance of foreign-born workers; assimilation, fertility, and wage rates; and the impact of remittances by immigrants to family members on the overall gross domestic product of source areas.

A revealing and original examination of a topic of growing importance, this book will stand as a guide for further research on immigration and on the economies of developing countries.

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