Economics

An Essential Resource: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers on Business Activity in the US with Estimated Effects by State and by Industry

Report Author: 
The Perryman Group Waco
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Apr

This study estimates that there are currently approximately 8.1 million undocumented workers in the US economy. If these workers were removed from the workforce, the effects would ripple through many industries and the ultimate job losses would be even higher. For the US as a whole, the immediate negative effect of eliminating the undocumented workforce would include an estimated

Source Organization: 
The Perryman Group

Financial Access for Immigrants: Lessons from Diverse Perspectives

Report Author: 
Center for the Study of Financial Access for Immigrants
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 May

Financial access — knowing what one's financial options are and having products and services to choose from — is closely linked to economic prosperity. The success of today's immigrants — who come to the United States largely seeking to improve their own prospects for prosperity — depends on their access to mainstream financial institutions that can help them save money, buy homes, access credit, start businesses and otherwise build wealth.

Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Accounting for Regional Migration Patterns and Homeownership Disparities in the Hmong-American Refugee Community, 1980-2000

Report Author: 
Michael Grover
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Oct

Hmong refugees began arriving in significant numbers in the United States in the late 1970s. Compared to typical immigrants, Hmong-Americans came with few financial, labor market, or co-ethnic support factors in favor of their economic success in the United States.

Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Asian Owned Businesses

Report Author: 
Paul Watanabe and Michael Liu
Original Date of Publication: 
2007 Jun

This report profiles Asian-owned businesses in Massachusetts.1 In the profile, we see that the number of these businesses and their sales and receipts are substantial and, most importantly, rapidly expanding.These companies employ a significant number of workers which adds considerably to their payrolls. They are varied in size and area of activity. While some assuredly appeal to and serve an expanding Asian American clientele, others are involved in more mainstream pursuits with broad customer bases.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts
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