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The Resource We wanted workers : unraveling the immigration narrative, George J. Borjas

We wanted workers : unraveling the immigration narrative, George J. Borjas

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We wanted workers : unraveling the immigration narrative
Title
We wanted workers
Title remainder
unraveling the immigration narrative
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George J. Borjas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are a nation of immigrants, and we have always been concerned about immigration. As early as 1645, the Massachusetts Bay Colony began to prohibit the entry of “paupers.” Today, however, the notion that immigration is universally beneficial has become pervasive. To many modern economists, immigrants are a trove of much-needed workers who can fill predetermined slots along the proverbial assembly line. But this view of immigration’s impact is overly simplified, explains George J. Borjas, a Cuban-American, Harvard labor economist. Immigrants are more than just workers―they’re people who have lives outside of the factory gates and who may or may not fit the ideal of the country to which they’ve come to live and work. Like the rest of us, they’re protected by social insurance programs, and the choices they make are affected by their social environments. In We Wanted Workers, Borjas pulls back the curtain of political bluster to show that, in the grand scheme, immigration has not affected the average American all that much. But it has created winners and losers. The losers tend to be nonmigrant workers who compete for the same jobs as immigrants. And somebody’s lower wage is somebody else’s higher profit, so those who employ immigrants benefit handsomely. In the end, immigration is mainly just another government redistribution program. --
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Borjas, George J
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Labor market
  • United States
Label
We wanted workers : unraveling the immigration narrative, George J. Borjas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Lennon's utopia -- How we got here -- The self-selection of immigrants -- Economic assimilation -- The melting pot -- The labor market impact -- The economic benefits -- The fiscal impact -- Who are you rooting for? -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
19270405
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780393249019
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016019243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)19270405
  • (DLC)2016019243
  • (OCoLC)937452555
Label
We wanted workers : unraveling the immigration narrative, George J. Borjas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Lennon's utopia -- How we got here -- The self-selection of immigrants -- Economic assimilation -- The melting pot -- The labor market impact -- The economic benefits -- The fiscal impact -- Who are you rooting for? -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
19270405
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780393249019
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016019243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)19270405
  • (DLC)2016019243
  • (OCoLC)937452555

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