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Native Internal Migration and the Labor Market Impact of Immigration

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  • George J. Borjas

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This paper presents a theoretical and empirical study of how immigration influences the joint determination of the wage structure and internal migration behavior for native-born workers in local labor markets. Using data from the 1960-2000 decennial censuses, the study shows that immigration is associated with lower in-migration rates, higher out-migration rates, and a decline in the growth rate of the native workforce. The native migration response attenuates the measured impact of immigration on wages in a local labor market by 40 to 60 percent, depending on whether the labor market is defined at the state or metropolitan area level.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 11610.

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Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Publication status: published as Borjas, George J. "Native Internal Migration and The Labor Market Impact Of Immigration," Journal of Human Resources 41(2): 221-258, Spring 2006
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:11610

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