RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 48139116 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=47953 T1 Immigration in a changing economy : California's experience A1 McCarthy, Kevin F.,, Vernez, Georges., United States., Department of Defense., Office of the Secretary of Defense., Ford Foundation., James Irvine Foundation., William & Flora Hewlett Foundation., Andrew W. Mellon Foundation., Program for Research on Immigration Policy (U.S.), PB Rand PP Santa Monica, Calif. YR 1997 SN 0585377391 9780585377391 0833024965 9780833024961 9780833048578 0833048570 AB California and its economy continue to draw benefits from immigration. However, a combination of much larger immigration flows and major changes in the state's economic environment have increased the costs of immigration, and unless current policies with regard to immigration and immigrants are changed, the benefits the state currently receives from immigrants may not continue. International immigration to California has steadily increased over the past 30 years and has profoundly affected the state's population and economy. Some observers of these changes are seeing the extreme diversity of California's population as the harbinger of where the nation is headed in the long term. For others, California has become the symbol of a major backlash against immigrants and immigration. How has California benefited from immigration? What impact have immigrants had on the state's job market? How have they affected the demand for federal and state services? What has been their educational and economic progress since their arrival? This book is the culmination of a comprehensive study of how immigration has changed over the past three decades. It assesses the impact immigration has had on the state's demography, economy, people, and institutions, with lessons to be drawn for other states, the nation, and even other countries.