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Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey


Sari Pekkala Kerr


Charles River Associates (CRA)

William R. Kerr


Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

February 1, 2010

Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 09-013

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This paper surveys recent empirical studies on the economic impacts of immigration. The survey first examines the magnitude of immigration as an economic phenomenon in various host countries. The second part deals with the assimilation of immigrant workers into host-country labor markets and concomitant effects for natives. The paper then turns to immigration’s impact for the public finances of host countries. The final section considers emerging topics in the study of immigration. The survey particularly emphasizes the recent experiences of Northern Europe and Scandinavia and relevant lessons from traditional destination countries like the US.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: immigration, assimilation, employment, unemployment, earnings, social bene.ts, welfare, labor market outcomes, public sector.

JEL Classification: H53, J23, J31, J61, J68.

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Date posted: August 19, 2008 ; Last revised: February 3, 2011

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Pekkala Kerr, Sari and Kerr, William R., Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey (February 1, 2010). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 09-013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1228902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1228902

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Sari Pekkala Kerr
Charles River Associates (CRA) ( email )
1201 F. St. NW
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Washington, DC 20004
United States
William R. Kerr (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )
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