The Resource Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson, (electronic book)

Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson, (electronic book)

Label
Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States
Title
Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Gordon H. Hanson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With 11.9 million undocumented residents in the United States and illegal entrants accounting for nearly half of the low-skilled foreign workforce, there is widespread agreement that the current U.S. immigration system is broken. Past reform agendas haveemphasized strengthening border security, increasing the number of visas for foreign guest workers, and defining a path to legal residence for illegal immigrants already living in the country. When the Obama administration addresses immigration reform-asit has promised to do before 2012-should it pick up where previous reform proposals left off? In Regulating Low Skilled Immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson contends that efforts to curtail illegal entry will fail unless policymakersdesign a system that is responsive to market signals that encourage individuals to move to from low-wage labor markets in regions such as Central America to the more robust labor market in United States. On the whole, immigration benefits the U.S. economyby raising national income and making domestic capital more productive. However, increasing the low-skilled population may also increase the net tax burden on native residents. Successful reform depends on attracting immigrants with strong incentives tobe productive laborers who will not place excessive demands on public services. Illegal immigration, as regulated by market forces, largely satisfies these criteria, but at the cost of undermining the rule of law and leaving the immigrant population unprotected. To create a better system for managing low-skilled immigration, Hanson argues, Congress should preserve the features of the current regime that serve the country well and strip away the features that corrode civil society and harm immigrants
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, Gordon
Dewey number
325.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8081.A5
LC item number
H36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign workers
  • Unskilled labor
  • United States
Label
Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Immigration policy regimes : the United States in international perspective -- Policy options for regulating low-skilled immigration -- Conclusion and recommendations for Congress
Control code
ebr10454811
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 47 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Regulating low-skilled immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Immigration policy regimes : the United States in international perspective -- Policy options for regulating low-skilled immigration -- Conclusion and recommendations for Congress
Control code
ebr10454811
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 47 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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