Chapter 22

The Labor Market Integration and Impacts of US Immigrants

Brian C. Cadena*; Brian Duncan**; Stephen J. Trejo    * Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder 256 UCB Boulder CO 80309-0256 USA** Department of Economics, University of Colorado Denver Campus Box 181 Denver CO 80217-3364 USA Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin 2225 Speedway Stop C3100 Austin, TX 78712-1690 USA


Over the last several decades, two of the most significant developments in the US labor market have been: (1) rising inequality, and (2) growth in both the size and the diversity of immigration flows. Because a large share of new immigrants arrive with very low levels of schooling, English proficiency, and other skills ...

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