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Institutionalist Review and Analysis of Immigration Effects on U.S. Jobs Markets

March 6, 2018

Conventional economic analysis depicts the jobs market as finite, assuming immigration lowers wages and job prospects for American workers.

This paper recognizes additional complicating factors, like social policy and employers' power to shape job prospects, to more accurately characterize the relationship between the labor market and migration. The authors discuss the need to improve the status of unions, create state-funded jobs guarantees, and reform retirement policy to support all workers in the face of growing employer influence.

Authors: Andrew Minster, Danielle Kavanagh-Smith, Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi
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