Keys to Successful Immigration: Implications of the New Jersey Experienceby Thomas J. Espenshade
Although only the federal government is empowered to set immigration policy, the consequences are felt in states where international migrants are concentratedpointing to the need to examine the implications of U.S. immigration at the subnational level. This book focuses on New Jersey as a high-immigration state whose immigrant population matches the race and… See more details below
Although only the federal government is empowered to set immigration policy, the consequences are felt in states where international migrants are concentratedpointing to the need to examine the implications of U.S. immigration at the subnational level. This book focuses on New Jersey as a high-immigration state whose immigrant population matches the race and ethnic composition of the U.S. population as a whole more closely than that of any other state, and whose immigration impacts have been relatively favorable. Its experience thus provides evidence of what it takes for a state to manage a relatively smooth transition into the economic, social, and political mainstream. Topics include wage and employment impacts, state and local fiscal impacts, public opinion toward immigrants, fertility, birth outcomes, education, political behaviors, homeownership, and undocumented immigration. Contents: Demographic and Labor Market Characteristics, Bruce Western and Erin Kelly; Undocumented Immigrants, Rebecca Clark and Wendy Zimmerman; Public Opinion toward Immigrants, Thomas J. Espenshade; Wages and Employment Impacts, Kristin Butcher and Anne Piehl; State and Local Fiscal Impacts, Deborah Garvey and Thomas J. Espenshade; Education, Ana Maria Villegas and John Young; Birth Outcomes, Nancy Reichman and Genevieve Kenney; Political Opportunities and Political Behaviors, Louis DeShipio; Fertility, Deanna Pagnini; Earnings and Labor Market Assimilation, Deborah Garvey; Homeownership Attainment, Nancy McArdle; Segregation by Ethnicity and Immigrant Status, Michael White and Afaf Omer; Migrants and the Linguistic Ecology, Gillian Stevens and Nancy Garrett.
Author Biography: Thomas J.Espenshade is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He is a distinguished demographer who has written extensively on immigration issues, including the coauthored "The Fourth Wave: California's Newest Immigrants" (Urban Institute Press, 1985) and edited "A Stone's Throw from Ellis Island: Economic Implications to New Jersey" (University Press of America, 1994).
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