The Impacts of the 2008/2009 Recession on Immigrant Workers: Evidence from the U.S. Agricultural Labor Market
Early Career Research Award
This project will assess how the 2008/2009 recession has affected immigrant workers. There are two motivations. First, it is important to assess how the recession may have worsened the situation of immigrants in the labor market. The recession could damage their potential to integrate economically because immigrants are overrepresented in low-skilled occupations that are typically hit hardest during the recession. Second, migration decisions are strongly associated with economic opportunities. The host country’s labor market conditions could affect immigration flows. To better understand how immigration flows change during the recession, different factors motivating migration will be examined.