The Assimilation Of Immigrants In The U.S. Labor Market


First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A study of labor market processes and outcomes of foreign-born persons in the US, looking at factors including unemployment, quit rates, job finding rates, and rates of leaving the labor force. A theoretical foundation for the study is built by combining immigration hypotheses and theories of labor turnover, prime among which are search models. Database used is a pooled cross-section time series assembled from various supplements to the Current Population Survey plus the 1976 Survey of Income and Education. There is special focus on components and causes of labor turnover of immigrants and how it impacts assimilation. Lacks a subject index. Distributed by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

I Introduction 3
II Theories of Immigration 11
III Models of Labor Turnover and Unemployment 21
IV Empirical Evidence in the Literature 39
V The Theory of Immigrant Unemployment and Turnover, and Hypotheses 51
VI Data Sources 59
VII The Model, Estimating Equations, and Methodology 65
VIII Employment, Unemployment, Out of the Labor Force 83
IX Job Losers, Job Leavers, Labor Force Entrants 125
X Search Duration - Weeks Looking for Work 149
XI Adjusting Unemployment Probabilities for Duration of Unemployment 171
XII Summary, Conclusions, Policy Implications 185
Notes 201
Appendices 203
Cited References 207
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