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      • The impact of immigration on a host country's labour market
      • Estimating the labour market impact of immigration
      • The self-selection of immigrants
      • Measuring trends in immigrant skills
      • Immigration and the welfare state
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international migration

George J. Borjas
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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The resurgence of large-scale immigration in many countries has stimulated a great deal of research on many aspects of the economics of immigration. A key insight of economic theory is that the impact of immigration depends on how the skills of immigrants compare with those of natives in the host country. This article examines the ideas and models that are typically used to analyse flows of persons across countries, and illustrates how this framework increased our understanding of the determinants of the direction, size, and skill composition of immigrant flows, and of the consequences of those flows on economic outcomes.
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Borjas, George J. "international migration." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 24 July 2014 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_I000182> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.0830

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