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The Resource The diffusion of Mexican immigrants during the 1990s : explanations and impacts, David Card, Ethan G. Lewis

The diffusion of Mexican immigrants during the 1990s : explanations and impacts, David Card, Ethan G. Lewis

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The diffusion of Mexican immigrants during the 1990s : explanations and impacts
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The diffusion of Mexican immigrants during the 1990s
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explanations and impacts
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David Card, Ethan G. Lewis
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eng
Summary
"Mexican immigrants were historically clustered in a few cities, mainly in California and Texas. During the past 15 years, however, arrivals from Mexico established sizeable immigrant communities in many "new" cities. We explore the causes and consequences of the widening geographic diffusion of Mexican immigrants. A combination of demand-pull and supply push factors explains most of the inter-city variation in inflows of Mexican immigrants over the 1990s, and also illuminates the most important trend in the destination choices of new Mexican immigrants--the move away from Los Angeles. Mexican inflows raise the relative supply of low-education labor in a city, leading to the question of how cities adapt to these shifts. One mechanism, suggested by the Hecksher Olin model, is shifting industry composition. We find limited evidence of this mechanism: most of the increases in the relative supply of low-education labor are absorbed by changes in skill intensity within narrowly defined industries. Such adjustments could be readily explained if Mexican immigrant inflows had large effects on the relative wage structures of different cities. As has been found in previous studies of the local impacts of immigration, however, our analysis suggests that relative wage adjustments are small"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
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non fiction
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bibliography
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NBER working paper series
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working paper 11552
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The diffusion of Mexican immigrants during the 1990s : explanations and impacts, David Card, Ethan G. Lewis
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http://www.nber.org/papers/w11552.pdf
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"August 2005."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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22 cm.
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28, [24] p.
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)ocn373839070
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The diffusion of Mexican immigrants during the 1990s : explanations and impacts, David Card, Ethan G. Lewis
Link
http://www.nber.org/papers/w11552.pdf
Publication
Note
"August 2005."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
28, [24] p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373839070

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