Mexican Immigration to the United States

Mexican Immigration to the United States

by George J. Borjas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226066320

ISBN-13: 9780226066325

Pub. Date: 05/15/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

From debates on Capitol Hill to the popular media, Mexican immigrants are the subject of widespread controversy.  By 2003, their growing numbers accounted for 28.3 percent of all foreign-born inhabitants of the United States. Mexican Immigration to the United States analyzes the astonishing economic impact of this historically unprecedented exodus. Why

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From debates on Capitol Hill to the popular media, Mexican immigrants are the subject of widespread controversy.  By 2003, their growing numbers accounted for 28.3 percent of all foreign-born inhabitants of the United States. Mexican Immigration to the United States analyzes the astonishing economic impact of this historically unprecedented exodus. Why do Mexican immigrants gain citizenship and employment at a slower rate than non-Mexicans? Does their migration to the U.S. adversely affect the working conditions of lower-skilled workers already residing there? And how rapid is the intergenerational mobility among Mexican immigrant families?

This authoritative volume provides a historical context for Mexican immigration to the U.S. and reports new findings on an immigrant influx whose size and character will force us to rethink economic policy for decades to come. Mexican Immigration to the United States will be necessary reading for anyone concerned about social conditions and economic opportunities in both countries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226066325
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
George J. Borjas

1. The Evolution of the Mexican-Born Workforce in the United States
George J. Borjas and Lawrence F. Katz

2. Gender and Assimilation among Mexican Americans
Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn

3. Mexican Assimilation in the United States
Edward P. Lazear

4. Mexican Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Self-Employment in Mexico and the United States
Robert W. Fairlie and Christopher Woodruff

5. Mexican Immigration and Self-Selection: New Evidence from the 2000 Mexican Census
Pablo Ibarraran and Darren Lubotsky
 
6. The Diffusion of Mexican Immigrants during the 1990s: Explanations and Impacts
David Card and Ethan G. Lewis

7. Ethnic Identification, Intermarriage, and Unmeasured Progress by Mexican Americans
Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo

8. Impacts of Policy Reforms on Labor Migration from Rural Mexico to the United States
Susan M. Richter, J. Edward Taylor, and Antonio Yúnez-Naude

9. Emigration, Labor Supply, and Earnings in Mexico
Gordon H. Hanson

Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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