Year

1988

DOI

10.17848/9780880995757

Abstract

The author provides substantive insights into the self-selection process that determines the composition of the pool of migrants. He also illustrates the importance of immigration policy in determining both the national origin and skill composition of migrant flow reaching a country of destination.

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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Immigration Policies in the Receiving Countries
  3. An Economic Model of Immigration
  4. Empirical Framework – Data
  5. 1980-1981 Cross-Section Results
  6. Cohort and Assimilation Effects
  7. Determinants of Immigrant Sorting Across Host Countries
  8. Labor Flows Between Canada and the United States
  9. Summary and Conclusions

ISBN

9780880990646 (pbk.) ; 9780880995757 (ebook)

Subject Areas

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Immigration

International Differences in the Labor Market Performance of Immigrants

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Borjas, George J. 1988. International Differences in the Labor Market Performance of Immigrants. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880995757

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