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The economic consequences of immigration

Author: Julian Lincoln Simon
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : B. Blackwell, 1989.
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An inquiry into the economic consequences of immigration into the United States, concluding that immigration is, on the whole, beneficial to US natives. Coverage includes a comparison between the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Lincoln Simon
ISBN: 0631155279 9780631155270 1557862982 9781557862983
OCLC Number: 17766216
Description: xxxii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and Summary. 2. Some General Theory of Immigration's Consequences. 3. The Demographic Dimensions of Immigration into the United States. 4. Behavioral Characteristics of Immigrants. 5. Effects of Immigrants upon the Public Coffers. 6. How Much Welfare and Public Services Do Immigrants (and Natives) use? 7. The Effect on Natives' Incomes from Immigrants' Use of Capital Goods. 8. The Effects on Technology, Productivity and Native Human Capital. 9. Impacts upon Natural Resources and the Environment. 10. The Overall Effect of Immigrants upon Natives' Standard of Living. 11. Job Displacement: Theory of Immigrants and Native Unemployment. 12. Empirical Studies of Labor Market Effects. 13. The Effects of Immigrants upon Income Distribution. 14. The Sending Countries, the Immigrants Themselves, and the World as a Whole. 15. The `Question' of Illegal Immigrants and Guestworkers. 16. Evaluation of Immigrant Policies. 17. Conclusions and Summary of Main Findings. Appendix A: Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration? Appendix B: Public Opinion Toward Immigration. Appendix C: Views of Economists and Other Social Scientists Toward Immigration by Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon. Appendix D: Immigration, International Relations and National Security.
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