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An analysis of immigration in the United States
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The United States of American has often been called “a nation of immigrants” due to its long immigration history. In fact, it absorbed large numbers of immigrants during the different epochs from all over the world. The economics issues of immigration are play a very important role which becoming increasingly considering. Therefore, the aim of this paper is analyze the trends of immigration to America and the determinants behind the migration decision in the United States. An analysis of the data shows that the migrants flow into America has increased substantially, and the trend of American immigration is upwards after the mid 1960s. From the literature review it appears that the impact of immigration on natives’ earnings and employment, is weak. However factors like wage differential between the origin and host countries, educational attainment and investment in human capital, language proficiency are important determinants of the extent of immigrants integration and assimilation in the new country.

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2009. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
American immigration, trend, effect, earnings, employment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-5276OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-5276DiVA, id: diva2:222517
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Available from: 2009-06-16 Created: 2009-06-09 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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