The Foreign-Born Population in Upstate New York
7 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2007
Date Written: October 2007
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
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