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The Resource The economics of immigration : market-based approaches, social science, and public policy, edited by Benjamin Powell

The economics of immigration : market-based approaches, social science, and public policy, edited by Benjamin Powell

Label
The economics of immigration : market-based approaches, social science, and public policy
Title
The economics of immigration
Title remainder
market-based approaches, social science, and public policy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Benjamin Powell
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Economics of Immigration summarizes the best social science studying the actual impact of immigration, which is found to be at odds with popular fears. Greater flows of immigration have the potential to substantially increase world income and reduce extreme poverty. Existing evidence indicates that immigration slightly enhances the wealth of natives born in destination countries while doing little to harm the job prospects or reduce the wages of most of the native-born population. Similarly, although a matter of debate, most credible scholarly estimates of the net fiscal impact of current migration find only small positive or negative impacts. Importantly, current generations of immigrants do not appear to be assimilating more slowly than prior waves. Although the range of debate on the consequences of immigration is much narrower in scholarly circles than in the general public, that does not mean that all social scientists agree on what a desirable immigration policy embodies. The second half of this book contains three chapters, each by a social scientist who is knowledgeable of the scholarship summarized in the first half of the book, which argue for very different policy immigration policies. One proposes to significantly cut current levels of immigration. Another suggests an auction market for immigration permits. The third proposes open borders. The final chapter surveys the policy opinions of other immigration experts and explores the factors that lead reasonable social scientists to disagree on matters of immigration policy"--
  • "A study of the economics of immigration"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Powell, Benjamin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
Label
The economics of immigration : market-based approaches, social science, and public policy, edited by Benjamin Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction / Benjamin Powell -- Social science. 2. The Economic Effects of International Labor Mobility / Peter T. Leeson and Zachary Gochenour -- 3. The Fiscal Impact of Immigration / Alex Nowrasteh -- 4. The Civic and Cultural Assimilation of Immigrants to the United States / Jacob Vigdor -- 5. Employment Visas: An International Comparison / Alexandre Padilla and Nicolás Cachanosky -- Public policy. 6. Immigration Reform: A Modest Proposal / Richard K. Vedder -- 7. Immigration's Future: A Pathway to Legalization and Assimilation / Herbert London -- 8. A Radical Case for Open Borders / Bryan Caplan and Vipul Naik -- 9. Conclusion: Alternative Policy Perspectives / Benjamin Powell
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780190258795
Lccn
2015014986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907206391
Label
The economics of immigration : market-based approaches, social science, and public policy, edited by Benjamin Powell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction / Benjamin Powell -- Social science. 2. The Economic Effects of International Labor Mobility / Peter T. Leeson and Zachary Gochenour -- 3. The Fiscal Impact of Immigration / Alex Nowrasteh -- 4. The Civic and Cultural Assimilation of Immigrants to the United States / Jacob Vigdor -- 5. Employment Visas: An International Comparison / Alexandre Padilla and Nicolás Cachanosky -- Public policy. 6. Immigration Reform: A Modest Proposal / Richard K. Vedder -- 7. Immigration's Future: A Pathway to Legalization and Assimilation / Herbert London -- 8. A Radical Case for Open Borders / Bryan Caplan and Vipul Naik -- 9. Conclusion: Alternative Policy Perspectives / Benjamin Powell
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780190258795
Lccn
2015014986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907206391

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