The Economic Diversity of Immigration Across the United States

49 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009

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Rachel M. Friedberg

Brown University - Department of Economics

David A. Jaeger

Ph.D. Program in Economics, City University of New York Graduate Center; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Cologne - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Abstract

While it is well known that some areas of the United States receive more immigrants than others, less is understood about the extent to which the character of immigration varies as well. There is much broader geographic variation in the skill and demographic composition of immigrants than natives, with important implications for their economic effects. This paper provides a new perspective by focusing on heterogeneity in outcomes such as the share of population growth due to immigration, the presence of immigrant children in schools, and the effect of immigration on the age, sex, language, and educational composition of the local population and workforce.

Keywords: language, immigration, local labor markets, immigrant children

JEL Classification: J61, J68, J4

Suggested Citation

Friedberg, Rachel M. and Jaeger, David A., The Economic Diversity of Immigration Across the United States. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4555. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1506307

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