How Do Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean Fare in the US Labour Market?
This paper discusses the causes of mass migration from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to the United States in recent decades and how these migrants have fared in US labour markets. The evidence shows that LAC migrants have higher unemployment rates and substantially lower wages than other immigrants and natives. Furthermore, the relative wages of LAC migrants have been declining sharply over the last 25 years. The most significant factor explaining the latter is the lower (and declining) educational attainment of LAC migrants relative to other immigrants and natives, compounded by the rising rates of return to education in the US. Copyright 2007 The Author Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd .
Volume (Year): 30 (2007)
Issue (Month): 9 (09)
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