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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 1–24.
Published: 05 December 2018
... and musculoskeletal pain among 17,462 Mexican-born immigrants employed as farm workers in the United States and surveyed in the National Agricultural Workers Survey between 2000 and 2015. We found that unauthorized, Mexican-born farm workers have a lower incidence of chronic conditions and lower prevalence of pain...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 1988
... and Alcanheld . King , A. C. ( 1979 ). EI efecto de los immigrantes illegales sobre el desemplo en Estados Unidos . Revista Mexicana de Sociologia , 61 , 1233 – 1255 . 10.2307/3540071 King, A. C.. 1982. The Effects of Undocumented Hispanic Workers on the Earnings of Hispanic Americans. Paper...
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Demography (2022) 59 (6): 2079–2107.
Published: 01 December 2022
... affect groups by nativity, race/ethnicity, and legal status. Linking data from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (2005–2012) with information on state immigration policies, we use an intersectional approach to examine the links between policy contexts and health care utilization by nativity, race...
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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 (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 (2021) 58 (5): 1867–1895.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of underemployment relative to native-born workers. Undocumented immigrants face a greater risk of adverse job transitions, particularly underemployment in the first part of the recession. When demographic and job characteristics are taken into account, immigrant-native and documented-undocumented differences...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): 619–639.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Matthew Hall; George Farkas Abstract We use monthly Survey of Income and Program Participation data from 1996–1999 and 2001–2003 to estimate the determinants of differentiation in intercepts and slopes for age/earnings profiles of low-skill immigrant and native male workers. Our findings provide...
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Demography (2009) 46 (3): 535–551.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Pia M. Orrenius; Madeline Zavodny Abstract Recent media and government reports suggest that immigrants are more likely to hold jobs with poor working conditions than U.S.-born workers, perhaps because immigrants work in jobs that “ natives don’t want.” Despite this widespread view, earlier studies...
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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 (2014) 51 (6): 2281–2306.
Published: 26 November 2014
...Fredrik Andersson; Mónica García-Pérez; John Haltiwanger; Kristin McCue; Seth Sanders Abstract Casual observation suggests that in most U.S. urban labor markets, immigrants have more immigrant coworkers than native-born workers do. While seeming obvious, this excess tendency to work together has...
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Demography (2023) 60 (1): 201–226.
Published: 01 February 2023
... are a source of this inequality. Using longitudinal data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we examine nativity differences in the incidence and wage penalty of education–occupation mismatch among highly educated workers. The results demonstrate that high-skilled immigrants, especially those...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 571–602.
Published: 17 March 2017
... to) Anglophone immigrants are better suited. Meanwhile, those who arrive at younger ages specialize in a bundle of skills very similar to that supplied by observationally equivalent workers. These patterns emerge even after we net out the effects of formal education. Such findings are compatible...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 603–630.
Published: 13 March 2017
... skilled, overall reduce the human capital content of labor flows because they prove more attractive to non-high-skilled workers. Bilateral recognition of diploma and social security agreements foster greater flows of high-skilled workers and improve the skill selectivity of immigrant flows. Conversely...
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Demography (1999) 36 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., with employers passing the costs and risks of unauthorized hiring on to the workers. Although available data do not permit us to eliminate competing explanations entirely, limited controls suggest that the post-IRCA wage penalty against undocumented migrants did not stem from an expansion of the immigrant labor...
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Demography (2005) 42 (4): 595–620.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of immigrants probably creates as many jobs for native-born workers as are lost through displacement. Immigrants and their children played an important role in twentieth-century American politics and were influential in the development of American popular culture during the middle decades of the twentieth...
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Demography (2011) 48 (4): 1293–1315.
Published: 24 August 2011
... centers on the theme of assimilation and its variants (Alba and Nee 2003 ). “Economic assimilation” refers to the pattern of immigrants experiencing lower initial earnings but faster growth compared with native workers (although perhaps not immediately) so that they eventually narrow the earnings gap...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 415–430.
Published: 01 November 2000
... technology and trade. By con- trast, flexible and insecure employment conditions (e.g., unemploy- ment, contingent work, and immigration) are associated strongly with high local levels of within-group wage inequality, especially among women. age inequality among workers who are similar in edu- cation, age...
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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 2203–2228.
Published: 19 November 2014
... demand for Mexican immigrants in the United States. Decreases in labor demand in industrial sectors that employ a large percentage of Mexican-born workers, such as construction, are found to be strongly associated with lower rates of migration for Mexican men. Second, changes in migrant selectivity...
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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 (2017) 54 (6): 2273–2300.
Published: 03 October 2017
... and Ekman 2012a , b ). As the foreign-born population expanded and as public debates about both immigration policy and social safety net programs became increasingly fierce, questions about the impact of foreign-born workers on American society—and specifically, the extent to which foreign-born...