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From brawn to brains: how immigration works for America

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  • Pia Orrenius
  • Madeline Zavodny

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Immigrants help fuel the U.S. economy, representing about one in every six workers. Because of accelerated immigration and slowing U.S. population growth, foreign-born workers accounted for almost half of labor force growth over the past 15 years. Public attention has forcused mainly on the large number of low-skilled immigrant workers, but the number of high-skilled immigrants actually grew faster during the period.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in its journal Annual Report.

Volume (Year): (2010)
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Handle: RePEc:fip:feddar:y:2010

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Keywords: Immigrants ; Labor supply - United States ; Education - Economic aspects ; Emigration and immigration;

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  1. Orrenius, Pia M. & Zavodny, Madeline, 2012. "Immigrants in Risky Occupations," IZA Discussion Papers 6693, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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