Research

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Report Author: 
Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration (click to view report)

Seeking "to provide a common ground that all participants in the policy debate (on immigration) can agree on,"  the authors provide a succinct and non-technical summary of available research on 10 key economic questions, including:

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

Still an Hourglass? Immigrant workers in Middle-skilled Jobs (Report in Brief)

Report Author: 
Randy Capps, Michael Fix and Serena Yi-Ying Lin
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

This report casts doubt on  the depiction of the immigrant workforce as an hourglass noting that almost a quarter of immigrants in 2006 were working in "middle skill" jobs compared to 29% of native-born Americans. Middle-skilled jobs are defined as "jobs that require more than a high school but less than a four-year college degree and that typically pay a family-sustaining wage ($30,000 annually per worker). In three of four specific occupations analyzed in the report (healthcare, IT and hospitality) the percent of immigrants actually exceeded that of native workers.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Overcoming the Barriers Faced by Immigrants: A briefing report

Report Author: 
New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep
Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Injustice on our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry

Report Author: 
Mary Bauer and Mónica Ramírez
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Mar
Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

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