The Impact of Immigration on Jobs and Income

Is it true that immigration raises the U.S. unemployment rate? Is it true that immigration affects U.S. income distribution? The conventional wisdom says that both of these things are true. However, economist Antony Davies says there is evidence to suggest that they are not. Looking at the data, there is no relationship between the rate of immigration and the unemployment rate, nor is there a relationship between the rate of immigration and income inequality. Further, there is evidence to suggest that immigrants actually CREATE more American jobs.

For more, visit Prof. Davies’s website at:
http://www.antolin-davies.com/conventionalwisdom/h1bjobs.pdf

4 Comments

  1. Matt Wavle

    And both Intel and Google have helped quite a few Americans…  Also, the price of getting a new roof for your home would change drastically.  Competition is a good thing.

  2. calebbunch@gmail.com

    Almost every large corporation in America does some form of public assistance. It is a P.R thing for them, but it really does help people. 

  3. taschrant

    Every single individual has thoughts and ideas.  One individual may have better thoughts or ideas.  Competition encourages the best thoughts/ideas out to the marketplace, where every person benefits.

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