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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 219–237.
Published: 13 December 2011
...Sankar Mukhopadhyay; David Oxborrow Abstract The need for and role of highly skilled immigrant workers in the U.S. economy is fiercely debated. Proponents and opponents agree that temporary foreign workers are paid a lower wage than are natives. This lower wage partly originates from the restricted...
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2273–2300.
Published: 03 October 2017
... population of foreign-born workers, and the effect of these workers on public benefit programs is not well understood. We investigate differences in work disability by nativity and origins and describe the mix of health problems associated with receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Our...
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Demography (2010) 47 (3): 801–820.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences . B.L. Lowell ( 1999 ). Foreign Temporary Workers in America: Policies that Benefit the U.S. Economy . Westport, CT : Quorum . Lowell B.L. ( 2001 ). Skilled Temporary and Permanent Immigrants in the United States . Population...
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Demography (1972) 9 (1): 87–105.
Published: 01 February 1972
...Joseph Schachter Abstract This paper presents a socioeconomic occupational grouping of the foreign-born gainful workers of the United States at each census from 1870 through 1930. This series is then used to estimate the net immigration of gainful workers into the United States during each...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 201–226.
Published: 01 February 2023
... with foreign degrees, are more vulnerable to vertical and horizontal mismatch and suffer higher wage penalties from mismatched employment than similarly educated native-born workers. Auxiliary analyses show that the disadvantage foreign-educated skilled immigrants experience is largely concentrated among...
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Demography (1966) 3 (1): 68–89.
Published: 01 March 1966
... sobre bases permanentes. Foreign Worker Temporary Permit Resident Alien Swiss Citizen Manpower Shortage References 1 Cf. Kurt B. Mayer, “Postwar Immigration to Switzerland” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, Chicago, April 23–24, 1965...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 535–551.
Published: 01 August 2009
... have not found immigrants to be in riskier jobs than natives. This study combines individual-level data from the 2003-2005 American Community Survey with Bureau of Labor Statistics data on work-related injuries and fatalities to take a fresh look at whether foreign-born workers are employed in more...
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Demography (1995) 32 (4): 617–628.
Published: 01 November 1995
...B. Lindsay Lowell; Jay Teachman; Zhongren Jing Abstract The record-keeping requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act(IRCA), and fines for illegal employment, may induce employers to discriminate against foreign-appearing workers. The General Accounting Office (GAO) reported widespread...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2229–2252.
Published: 22 November 2019
.... Despite evidence indicating that an increased presence of low-skilled immigrants is associated with losses at the lower end of wage distribution, we do not observe a similar result between high-skilled immigrants and natives at the upper end. Instead, the presence of foreign-born workers, whether high...
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 1–24.
Published: 05 December 2018
... . 10.1002/sim.5991 . Wilson , J. H. ( 2013 ). Immigration facts: Temporary foreign workers (Immigration Facts Series report). Washington, DC : Brookings . Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/research/immigration-facts-temporary-foreign-workers/ Xiao , Y. , Moodie , E. E. M...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 603–630.
Published: 13 March 2017
... various businesses that lobby governments for political support in filling labor market shortages with foreign workers. The phenomenon of business-driven labor migration policies is not new, as demonstrated by the guest worker programs of the 1950s and 1960s. The main difference, though, is that employers...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): 619–639.
Published: 01 August 2008
... that minority immigrants are doubly disadvantaged (De Jong and Madamba 2001). Mean differences in wages generally support this hypothesis (Borjas 2006): the wage differentials for Asian and Hispanic foreign-born workers are well below those of their native coethnics and of native whites. Lieberson s (1980...
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Demography (2021) 58 (5): 1867–1895.
Published: 01 October 2021
... increased as the proportion of foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force has grown from 10.8% of the labor force in 1996 to 17.4% in 2019 ( Mosisa 2013 ; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 ). How immigrants fare in the labor market can affect not only their own economic well-being and long-term...
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Demography (2005) 42 (4): 595–620.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 14% of the national population was foreign born, but 21% of workers were foreign born (Ruggles et al. 2004). In 2000, the 11% foreign-born population translated into 14% of the labor force (King, Ruggles, and Sobek 2003). The visibility of immigrants also depends on geography. Most immigrants live...
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Demography (2024) 61 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 April 2024
... rate of workers with at most a high school education (96% vs. 52%), a larger proportion residing in California (47% vs. 25%), and a substantially greater percentage born in Mexico (92% vs. 32%) compared with the general foreign-born population as measured in the ACS (see Tables A2 and A3 ). Moreover...
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Demography (2016) 53 (1): 27–53.
Published: 10 December 2015
...Delia Furtado Abstract Despite debate regarding the magnitude of the impact, immigrant inflows are generally understood to depress wages and increase employment in immigrant-intensive sectors. In light of the overrepresentation of the foreign-born in the childcare industry, this article examines...
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Demography (1997) 34 (4): 539–550.
Published: 01 November 1997
...Suzanne Model Abstract In this paper, queuing theory is tested through an examination of the occupational attainment of six groups of non-whites in London and New York. Workers in the dominant economy are distinguished from those in the niche economy and emphasis is placed on the former. Black male...
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Demography (2001) 38 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 February 2001
... migration of unskilled workers. We have not uncovered any studies that differentiate be- tween the migratory responses of the foreign-born and the native-born, although there are reasons to expect such differ- ence. Research shows that the foreign-born and the native- born differ significantly in internal...
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Demography (2021) 58 (6): 2315–2336.
Published: 01 December 2021
...  –  LNH ). Finally, the third group, all other foreign-born , includes nonimmigrants admitted lawfully with temporary visas (such as international students, H-1B high-skilled workers, and H-2A agricultural workers) and all foreign-born persons who arrived in the country before 1982. Pre-1982 arrivals...
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Demography (1997) 34 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 May 1997
... of Emigration of the Foreign-Born Population: 1980–1990.” Population Estimates and Projections Technical Working Paper Series , No. 9, U.S. Bureau of the Census. Bailey T.R. ( 1987 ). Immigrant and Native Workers: Contrasts and Competition . Boulder and London : Westview Press . Baker, M. and D...