The United States as a Major Destination for Migratory Flows

  • Anthony Elson


This chapter examines the benefits and costs of immigration and the key developments in the steady rise of migratory flows to the United States since the mid-1960s. Discussion is focused on the economic impact of these flows on the employment and wage levels of native workers, as regards the migration of both low-skilled and high-skilled workers, and their fiscal impact. The chapter also deals specifically with the causes and effects of illegal immigration in the United States and the policy options that can be considered to reduce its incidence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Elson
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  1. 1.School of Advanced International StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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