Research

Immigration and the Macroeconomy

Report Author: 
Federico S. Mandelman and Andrei Zlate
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Nov

We analyze the dynamics of labor migration and the insurance role of remittances in a twocountry,real business cycle framework. Emigration increases with the expected stream of future wagegains but is dampened by the sunk cost reflecting border enforcement. During booms in the destinationeconomy, the scarcity of established immigrants lessens capital accumulation, labor productivity, and thenative wage. The welfare gain from the inflow of unskilled labor increases with the complementarity

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Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Imagine all the people: Brazilian immigrants in Boston

Report Author: 
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

A profile of Brazilian immigrants in Boston

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Source Organization: 
Boston Redevelopment Authority

Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization

Report Author: 
Ramon Borges-Mendez, Michael Liu and Paul Watanabe
Original Date of Publication: 
2005 Dec

The major objective of these studies was to assess the impact that immigrant entrepreneurs have on the three neighborhoods. The immigrant entrepreneurs we encountered contribute to the economy and quality of life of the neighborhoods they serve in a number of ways.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

English Learners in Boston Public Schools: Enrollment, Engagement and Academic Outcomes, AY2003-AY2006

Report Author: 
Rosann Tung, Miren Uriate et al
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

In 2002, Massachusetts voters approved a referendum against the continuance of Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as a method of instruction for English language learners. The study undertaken by the Mauricio Gaston Institute at UMass Boston in collaboration with the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston finds that, in the three years following the

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Growth in the Foreign-Born Workforce and Employment of the Native Born

Report Author: 
Rakesh Kochhar
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

Rapid increases in the foreign-born population at the state level are not associated with negative effects on the employment of native-born workers, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center that examines data during the boom years of the 1990s and the downturn and recovery since 2000.

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

A World of Opportunity

Report Author: 
Johnathan Bowles and Tara Colton
Original Date of Publication: 
2007 Feb

Immigrant entrepreneurs are having an increasingly powerful impact on the economies of cities such as New York, Los Angeles,Houston and Boston.

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Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Thinking Ahead About Our Immmigrant Future: New Trends and Mutual Benefits in Our Aging Society

Report Author: 
Dowell Myers
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Jan

There are two stories now being told about immigration and the future of America. Each has some basis in fact,although one is based on newer trends and is more optimistic than the other. These stories differ in their answers tothree crucial questions: whether immigration to the United States is accelerating out of control or is slowing; how muchimmigrants are assimilating into American society and progressing economically over time; and how importantimmigrants are to the U.S. economy. The pessimistic story—in which immigration is portrayed as increasing

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the Massachusetts Biotechnology Industry

Report Author: 
Daniel J. Monti, Laurel Smith-Doerr and James McQuaid
Original Date of Publication: 
2007 Jun

The findings suggest that the nationwide trend of skilled immigrants creating high tech businesses is also affecting the Massachusetts biotechnology industry.

Among the more striking conclusions found about biotechnology firms founded in New England are:
• In 25.7 percent of these companies, at least one founder was foreign-born.
• Biotechnology companies in New England with at least one immigrant founder produced over $7.6 billion in sales and employed over 4,000 workers in 2006.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers: Demographic Characteristics and Economic Footprint

Report Author: 
Alan Clayton-Mathews, Paul Watanabe
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

This report compares the foreign-born and native-born populations along the following dimensions: demographic characteristics, income, industry and occupation, contribution to state and local taxes and certain social costs.

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Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Potential Economic Impacts in Oregon of Implementing Proposed Department of Homeland Security “No Match” Immigration Rules

Report Author: 
William Jaeger
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

This study evaluates the impact of implementing a strict “No Match” immigration rule on
Oregon’s economy. The analysis assumes that such a policy would lead to the departure of
Oregon’s estimated 150,000 undocumented immigrants, of which 97,500 are estimated to be part of Oregon’s workforce. The main findings of the study are as follows:

1. In the immediate or short run, the loss of undocumented workers in Oregon which

Source Organization: 
Coalition for a Working Oregon