Friends Or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the American Economy

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Basic Books, 1990 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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From back: "Who should come to America? Do immigrants take away jobs? Do they lower wages? Are we losing the race fo rthe most skilled immigratns? One of our leading authorities on immigration caut through the cloud of emotion and ideology that surrounds this topic to provide a convincing argumetn that America must become more competative in teh 'immigration market' in order ot attrack more skilled foreigners to our country."

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Friends or strangers: the impact of immigrants on the U. S. economy

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None of this "give me your tired and poor'' stuff for Borjas (economics, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara). He depicts today's mainly Asian and Latin American immigrants as "losers,'' with the ... Read full review


The Impact of Immigrants on Native Earnings
Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Immigrant Enclaves
The Immigrant Family

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George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Jeff Crisp is Head of the Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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