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Legal U.S. Immigration: Influences on Gender, Age, and Skill Composition


  • Michael J. Greenwood

    (University of Colorado at Boulder)

  • John M. McDowell

    (Arizona State University)


Greenwood and McDowell develop empirical models that enable them to examine the influence of two important determinants - source country characteristics and U.S. immigration policy - on the gender, age, and skills of immigrants coming to America.

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  • Michael J. Greenwood & John M. McDowell, 1999. "Legal U.S. Immigration: Influences on Gender, Age, and Skill Composition," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number lusi, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:lusi Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.

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    1. Greenwood, Michael J., 2007. "Modeling the age and age composition of late 19th century U.S. immigrants from Europe," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 255-269, April.
    2. Greenwood, Michael J. & Ward, Zachary, 2015. "Immigration quotas, World War I, and emigrant flows from the United States in the early 20th century," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 76-96.

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    immigrants; legal immigrants; skill sets; demographics; migration flows;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts


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