The Foreign-Born Population in Upstate New York

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James Orr

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Susan Wieler

Federal Reserve Bank New York

Joseph Pereira

The Graduate Center, CUNY - Data Service

Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

An analysis of upstate New York's foreign-born residents suggests that they contribute to the region's human capital in important ways. This population boasts a greater concentration of college graduates than either the region's native-born population or immigrants downstate. While some immigrants upstate may compete with U.S.-born workers for jobs, the more highly educated appear to be entering skilled occupations - in medicine, science, and research particularly - that complement those of native-born residents.

Keywords: immigration, upstate New York, labor market

JEL Classification: J61, R1, J2

Suggested Citation

Orr, James and Wieler, Susan and Pereira, Joseph, The Foreign-Born Population in Upstate New York (October 2007). Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 13, No. 9, October 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1027052

James Orr (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York ( email )

33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
United States

Susan Wieler

Federal Reserve Bank New York ( email )

33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
United States

Joseph Pereira

The Graduate Center, CUNY - Data Service ( email )

New York, NY 10011
United States

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