The Economics of Illegal Immigration

  • Authors
  • Chisato Yoshida
  • Alan D. Woodland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 1-40
  3. The Welfare Effects of Illegal Immigration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 67-77
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 94-94
  4. The Optimal Enforcement of Employer Sanctions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 97-108
    3. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 109-124
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 125-125
  5. The Welfare Effects of a Profit-Sharing Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 129-142
    3. Chisato Yoshida, Alan D. Woodland
      Pages 143-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 172-190

About this book


This book is an extensive review of the current state of illegal immigration in Europe and North America whilst providing theoretical analysis. This analysis models illegal immigration in a two-country framework, highlights the inter-related labour markets and considers a range of immigration policy instruments, including border patrols and employer surveillance and sanctions. Distinguishing between scenarios with and without the international mobility of capital, this book also examines various profit sharing arrangements. Other issues explored include: - The effectiveness of tighter border patrols and internal surveillance upon the level of illegal immigration - The effects upon national and international welfare - And optimal immigration policy choices


employment labor market migration mobility unemployment Welfare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51498-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51488-1
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