Immigrants in a Changing Labor Market: Responding to Economic Needs

Immigrants in a Changing Labor Market: Responding to Economic Needs



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983159100
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Fix is senior vice president and director of studies at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Demetrios G. Papademetriou is the president and cofounder of MPI. Madeleine Sumption is a policy analyst at MPI.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Immigrants in a Changing Labor Market: An Overview Michael Fix Demetrios G. Papademetriou Madeleine Sumption 1

Part 1 What Kind of Immigration Policy Does the Us Economy Need?

Chapter 1 Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States: Reflections on Future Directions for Reform Harry J. Holzer 19

Chapter 2 The Economics of Illegal Immigration in the United States: Policy Implications Gordon H. Hanson 53

Chapter 3 The Impact of Immigrants in Recession and Economic Expansion Giovanni Peri 69

Chapter 4 The Elusive Idea of Labor-Market 'Shortages' and the US Approach to Employment-Based Immigration Policy Madeleine Sumption 93

Part 2 New Barriers to Immigrant Integration in a Weak Economy

Chapter 5 How Immigrants and US Natives Fare during Recessions and Recoveries Pia M. Orrenius Madeline Zavodny 123

Chapter 6 Eroding Gains: The Recession's Impact on Immigrants in Middle-Skilled Jobs Jeanne Batalova Michael Fix 167

Acknowledgments 199

About the Editors and Authors 201

About the Labor Markets Initiative 207

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