immigration

Understanding the Impact of Immigration on Labor Markets: A Tale of Two Miamis

In 2015, the United Nations estimated an international migrant population of 243 million people around the world. Immigration has been...

Innovation, Skilled Immigrants, and Why We Need More of Them

The immigration debate playing out in the United States is beleaguered by concerns over whether unskilled immigrant workers are undermining...

Immigrants Are Welcome Here: A Case Study of Immigration in Malaysia

In the last year, immigration has captured political and economic debates in numerous countries. Some argue that immigrants displace citizens...

Economists Are Finding a New Perspective on Immigration

As recently as twenty years ago, economists taught that as the supply of unskilled labor increased due to immigration, legal...

Introducing Data to the Immigration Debate

Illegal immigration is a tumultuous topic for the Obama administration, and continues to be a source of heated debate in...

Patti Solis Doyle: A Latino Political Perspective

Patti Solis Doyle, political strategist and former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, talks about Latino voters in the US and Chicago, and the 2016 presidential race.

The Unintended Consequences of Border Patrol: How US Immigration Policy Backfired

New research suggests that the policies of border security have ultimately backfired, leading to an increase in the number of undocumented immigrants.

More Money, More Problems: The Impact of Tuition Increases on Undocumented Student Achievement

Research on the impact of a tuition increase for undocumented students in the City University of New York (CUNY) system shows that higher costs significantly reduce degree completion by increasing drop-out rates for newer students and reducing the number of credits earned by remaining students. This evidence suggests that tuition subsidies not only encourage undocumented students to attend college but also help ensure they complete college upon enrollment.

Citizenship: An Urban Asset

Researchers at the Urban Institute find compelling economic benefits of naturalization for eligible immigrants and the cities in which they live.

How Female Migration Can Reduce Gender Inequality

A recent OECD study suggests that differences in the rates of immigration across gender are associated with socially-institutionalized forms of gender inequality, such as norms that restrict females’ access to education, family planning, property ownership, and labor markets. The authors study how these factors impact female migration and, in turn, contribute to perpetuating gender inequality.

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