Skilled immigration and the employment structures of US Firms

Sari Pekkala Kerr, William Kerr, William Lincoln 16 March 2014

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Skilled immigration is of great importance to the US, representing 16% of US workers with a bachelor’s degree, and 29% of the growth of this labour force over the period 1995-2008. Presently, proponents for increased skilled immigration argue that it supports economic growth, and some have gone so far as to say that the alternative would be paramount to ‘national suicide’. Opponents believe skilled immigration is already too high and hurts the outcomes of citizen workers.

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Topics:  Labour markets Migration

Tags:  skilled immigration, US firms

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