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Examining the Economic Consequences of Low Skilled Immigrants in the United States

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Material Information

Title: Examining the Economic Consequences of Low Skilled Immigrants in the United States
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Santistevan Gutierrez, Sandra Daniela
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Immigration
Labor Market
Fiscal Impact
Low Skilled Immigrants
Native Earnings
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study discusses the effect of immigration on different sectors of the economy. It focuses primarily on low skilled immigrants and analyzes the labor market impact and the fiscal impact. The recent wave of immigration has changed the national origin composition of immigrants since the primary locations that immigrants migrate from are Asia and Latin America. In addition, the educational skills of immigrants have become very polarized; a large share of immigrants does not possess a high school diploma, and a large share possesses a bachelor's degree. In this study, skills have been measured as a function of education; it has been found that low skilled immigrants playa significant role in the total low skilled labor force. The model predicts that an increase in labor supply due to immigration lowers the native wage, creating distributional changes in the labor market as total production increases and prices of output decrease; the share for employers increases while the share for native workers decreases. The econometric evidence showed mixed results regarding the effect of immigrants on the native wage. However the studies that showed an adverse effect on wages agreed that it happened among low skilled native workers or native workers without a high school diploma. The fiscal impact seemed to be negative in the short-run and positive in the long run. All scholars agreed that the fiscal consequences of altering the volume of immigration would be quite small and should not be a major consideration for policy.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sandra Daniela Santistevan Gutierrez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 S3
System ID: NCFE004012:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004012/00001

Material Information

Title: Examining the Economic Consequences of Low Skilled Immigrants in the United States
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Santistevan Gutierrez, Sandra Daniela
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Immigration
Labor Market
Fiscal Impact
Low Skilled Immigrants
Native Earnings
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study discusses the effect of immigration on different sectors of the economy. It focuses primarily on low skilled immigrants and analyzes the labor market impact and the fiscal impact. The recent wave of immigration has changed the national origin composition of immigrants since the primary locations that immigrants migrate from are Asia and Latin America. In addition, the educational skills of immigrants have become very polarized; a large share of immigrants does not possess a high school diploma, and a large share possesses a bachelor's degree. In this study, skills have been measured as a function of education; it has been found that low skilled immigrants playa significant role in the total low skilled labor force. The model predicts that an increase in labor supply due to immigration lowers the native wage, creating distributional changes in the labor market as total production increases and prices of output decrease; the share for employers increases while the share for native workers decreases. The econometric evidence showed mixed results regarding the effect of immigrants on the native wage. However the studies that showed an adverse effect on wages agreed that it happened among low skilled native workers or native workers without a high school diploma. The fiscal impact seemed to be negative in the short-run and positive in the long run. All scholars agreed that the fiscal consequences of altering the volume of immigration would be quite small and should not be a major consideration for policy.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sandra Daniela Santistevan Gutierrez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 S3
System ID: NCFE004012:00001

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