Legal U.S. Immigration: Influences on Gender, Age, and Skill Composition

Title

Legal U.S. Immigration: Influences on Gender, Age, and Skill Composition

Year

1999

DOI

10.17848/9780585284552

Abstract

The authors develop empirical models that enable them to examine the influence of two important determinants - source country characteristics and U.S. immigration policy - on the gender, age, and skills of immigrants coming to America.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (1.2 MB)

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. United States Immigration Policy
  3. A Brief History of U.S. Immigration
  4. The Immigration Data
  5. Modeling Flows of U.S. Immigration
  6. The Gender Composition of U.S. Immigration
  7. The Age Composition of U.S. Immigrants
  8. The Skill Composition of U.S. Immigration
  9. Summary and Conclusions

Sponsorship

Research grant provided by the W.E. Upjohn Institute

ISBN

9780880991902 (cloth) ; 9780880991896 (pbk.) ; 9780585284552 (ebook)

Subject Areas

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Immigration

Legal U.S. Immigration: Influences on Gender, Age, and Skill Composition

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Citation

Greenwood, Michael J., and John M. McDowell. 1999. Legal U.S. Immigration: Influences on Gender, Age, and Skill Composition. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780585284552