Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226066332 Published November 1992
E-book $7.00 to $45.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226066707 Published December 2007

Immigration and the Work Force

Economic Consequences for the United States and Source Areas

Edited by George J. Borjas and Richard B. Freeman

Immigration and the Work Force
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Edited by George J. Borjas and Richard B. Freeman

291 pages | 82 tables, 12 figures | 6 x 9 | © 1992
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226066332 Published November 1992
E-book $7.00 to $45.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226066707 Published December 2007
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.
Contents
Introduction and Summary, George J. Borjas and Richard B. Freeman
1 National Origin and the Skills of Immigrants in the Postwar Period
George J. Borjas
2 Out-Migration and Return Migration of Puerto Ricans
Fernando A. Ramos
3 The Assimilation of Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market
Robert J. LaLonde and Robert H. Topel
4 The Fertility of Immigrant Women: Evidence from High-Fertility Source Countries
Francine D. Blau
5 Mass Emigration, Remittances, and Economic Adjustment: The Case of El Salvador in the Late 1980s
Edward Funkhouser
6 When the Minimum Wage Really Bites: The Effect of the U.S.-Level Minimum on Puerto Rico
Alida J. Castillo-Freeman and Richard B. Freeman
7 On the Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Trade
George J. Borjas, Richard B. Freeman, and Lawrence F. Katz
8 The Effect of Immigrant Arrivals on Migratory Patterns of Native Workers
Randall K. Filer
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