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The Economics of Migration

Edited by Klaus F. Zimmermann, Bonn University and Thomas K. Bauer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
In the age of globalization, the importance of migration for the industrialized countries has increased. Inflows of migrants have steadily risen in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Yet while the public debate about policy responses to these developments continues unabated, research findings of economists are often ignored. In this four-volume collection the editors have selected some of the most significant contributions on the economics of migration, which provide an overview of the present state of empirical migration research. Topics covered include the migration decision, the integration of immigrants into the labor market and society, their economic behavior, empirical and theoretical contributions to migration policy, and the effects of immigrants on the native population.
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In the age of globalization, the importance of migration for the industrialized countries has increased. Inflows of migrants have steadily risen in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Yet while the public debate about policy responses to these developments continues unabated, research findings of economists are often ignored. In this four-volume collection the editors have selected some of the most significant contributions on the economics of migration, which provide an overview of the present state of empirical migration research. Topics covered include the migration decision, the integration of immigrants into the labor market and society, their economic behavior, empirical and theoretical contributions to migration policy, and the effects of immigrants on the native population.
‘. . . it should be difficult to find a better compilation of fine research work on the microeconomics of migration covering the period from 1919 to 2000. The four volumes should therefore be a must for researchers and recommended reading for students and policymakers interested in regional and cross-border labour flows.’
– Federico Foders, Review of World Economics

‘The collection of reprinted, scholarly articles is useful both for economists starting research in the field and as a guide to the literature for graduate students.’
– Sandra E. Belanger, American Reference Books Annual 2003

‘This collection brings together every article on immigration that I have ever used in my graduate and undergraduate labour economics courses (plus a number of others as well). Many of these are quite old and thus hard to locate, but are still the best on their topics. All aspects of immigration are covered, ranging from the determinants of individuals’ migration decisions, to the impacts of those decisions on the individual, to their effects on both sending and receiving countries. All in all, it is nice to see these "old friends" collected together in one convenient place.’
– Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin and National Bureau of Economic Research, US
102 articles, dating from 1919 to 2000
Contributors include: G.J. Borjas, D.E. Card, B.R. Chiswick, R.B. Freeman, T.J. Hatton, J. Mincer, C.A. Pissarides, J.L. Simon, J.G. Williamson
Contents
Volume I : The Migration Decision and Immigration Policy
Acknowledgements
Introduction Klaus F. Zimmermann and Thomas Bauer
PART I THE MIGRATION DECISION
1. Larry A. Sjaastad (1962), ‘The Costs and Returns of Human Migration’
2. Ann P. Bartel (1979), ‘The Migration Decision: What Role Does Job Mobility Play?’
3. Christopher A. Pissarides and Jonathan Wadsworth (1989), ‘Unemployment and the Inter-regional Mobility of Labour’
4. Gary S. Fields (1979), ‘Place-to-Place Migration: Some New Evidence’
5. Michael J. Greenwood and John M. McDowell (1991), ‘Differential Economic Opportunity, Transferability of Skills, and Immigration to the United States and Canada’
6. Klaus F. Zimmermann (1995), ‘European Migration: Push and Pull’
7. William J. Carrington, Enrica Detragiache and Tara Vishwanath (1996), ‘Migration with Endogenous Moving Costs’
8. Ralph Rotte, Michael Vogler and Klaus F. Zimmermann (1997), ‘South–North Refugee Migration: Lessons for Development Cooperation’
9. Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson (1994), ‘What Drove the Mass Migrations from Europe in the Late Nineteenth Century?’
PART II FAMILY MIGRATION
10. Steven H. Sandell (1977), ‘Women and the Economics of Family Migration’
11. Jacob Mincer (1978), ‘Family Migration Decisions’
12. George J. Borjas and Stephen G. Bronars (1991), ‘Immigration and the Family’
PART III REPEAT AND RETURN MIGRATION
13. Julie DaVanzo (1983), ‘Repeat Migration in the United States: Who Moves Back and Who Moves On?’
14. John K. Hill (1987), ‘Immigrants Decisions Concerning Duration of Stay and Migratory Frequency’
15. Slobodan Djajic and Ross Milbourne (1988), ‘A General Equilibrium Model of Guest-Worker Migration: The Source-Country Perspective’
16. George J. Borjas and Bernt Bratsberg (1996), ‘Who Leaves? The Outmigration of the Foreign-born’
17. Christian Dustmann (1997), ‘Return Migration, Uncertainty and Precautionary Savings’
PART IV ILLEGAL MIGRATION
18. Wilfred J. Ethier (1986), ‘Illegal Immigration: The Host-Country Problem’
19. Michael P. Todaro and Lydia Maruszko (1987), ‘Illegal Migration and US Immigration Reform: A Conceptual Framework’
20. Slobodan Djajic (1987), ‘Illegal Aliens, Unemployment and Immigration Policy’
21. Barry R. Chiswick (1988), ‘Illegal Immigration and Immigration Control’
22. John K. Hill and James E. Pearce (1990), ‘The Incidence of Sanctions against Employers of Illegal Aliens’
23. Sherrie A. Kossoudji (1992), ‘Playing Cat and Mouse at the U.S.-Mexican Border’
24. Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Clinton R. Shiells and B. Lindsay Lowell (1995), ‘Immigration Reform: The Effects of Employer Sanctions and Legalization on Wages’
PART V IMMIGRATION POLICY
25. Julian L. Simon (1989), ‘Evaluation of Immigration Policies’
26. Thomas Straubhaar and Klaus F. Zimmermann (1993), ‘Towards a European Migration Policy’
27. Klaus F. Zimmermann (1995), ‘Tackling the European Migration Problem’
28. Jess Benhabib (1996), ‘On the Political Economy of Immigration’
Name Index


Volume II: Assimilation of Migrants
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editors to all four volumes appears in Volume I
PART I IMMIGRANTS LABOR MARKET ASSIMILATION: EVIDENCE FROM NORTH AMERICA
1. Barry R. Chiswick (1978), ‘The Effect of Americanization on the Earnings of Foreign-born Men’
2. George J. Borjas (1985), ‘Assimilation, Changes in Cohort Quality, and the Earnings of Immigrants’
3. A.M. Yuengert (1994), ‘Immigrant Earnings, Relative to What? The Importance of Earnings Function Specification and Comparison Points’
4. Michael Baker and Dwayne Benjamin (1994), ‘The Performance of Immigrants in the Canadian Labor Market’
5. David E. Bloom, Gilles Grenier and Morley Gunderson (1995), ‘The Changing Labour Market Position of Canadian Immigrants’
6. Harriet Orcutt Duleep and Mark C. Regets (1999), ‘Immigrants and Human-Capital Investment’
PART II IMMIGRANTS LABOR MARKET ASSIMILATION: EVIDENCE FROM EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA
7. R. Granier and J.P. Marciano (1975), ‘The Earnings of Immigrant Workers in France’
8. Barry R. Chiswick (1980), ‘The Earnings of White and Coloured Male Immigrants in Britain’
9. Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (1985), ‘Immigrant Generation and Income in Australia’
10. Renato Aguilar and Björn Gustafsson (1991), ‘The Earnings Assimilation of Immigrants’
11. C. Dustmann (1993), ‘Earnings Adjustment of Temporary Migrants’
12. Brian D. Bell (1997), ‘The Performance of Immigrants in the United Kingdom: Evidence from the GHS’
13. Christoph M. Schmidt (1997), ‘Immigrant Performance in Germany: Labor Earnings of Ethnic German Migrants and Foreign Guest-Workers’
14. Liliana Winkelmann and Rainer Winkelmann (1998), ‘Immigrants in the New Zealand Labour Market: A Cohort Analysis using 1981, 1986 and 1996 Census Data’
PART III MIGRATION AND SELF-SELECTION
15. Robert A. Nakosteen and Michael Zimmer (1980), ‘Migration and Income: The Question of Self-Selection’
16. Chris Robinson and Nigel Tomes (1982), ‘Self-Selection and Interprovincial Migration in Canada’
17. George J. Borjas (1987), ‘Self-Selection and the Earnings of Immigrants’
18. Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (1993), ‘Immigrant Selectivity and Wages: The Evidence for Women’
PART IV THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE
19. Geoffrey Carliner (1981), ‘Wage Differences by Language Group and the Market for Language Skills in Canada’
20. Walter McManus, William Gould and Finis Welch (1983), ‘Earnings of Hispanic Men: The Role of English Language Proficiency’
21. Gilles Grenier (1984), ‘The Effects of Language Characteristics on the Wages of Hispanic-American Males’
22. Barry R. Chiswick (1991), ‘Speaking, Reading, and Earnings among Low-skilled Immigrants’
23. Christian Dustmann (1994), ‘Speaking Fluency, Writing Fluency and Earnings of Migrants’
24. Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (1995), ‘The Endogeneity between Language and Earnings: International Analyses’
25. Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (1996), ‘Ethnic Networks and Language Proficiency among Immigrants’
Name Index


Volume III: Quality and Behavior of Migrants
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editors to all four volumes appears in Volume I
PART I IMMIGRATION POLICY AND IMMIGRANT QUALITY
1. Paul H. Douglas (1919), ‘Is the New Immigration More Unskilled Than the Old?’
2. Barry R. Chiswick (1986), ‘Is the New Immigration Less Skilled Than the Old?’
3. George J. Borjas (1992), ‘National Origin and the Skills of Immigrants in the Postwar Period’
4. Robert E. Wright and Paul S. Maxim (1993), ‘Immigration Policy and Immigrant Quality: Empirical Evidence from Canada’
5. Guillermina Jasso and Mark R. Rosenzweig (1995), ‘Do Immigrants Screened for Skills Do Better than Family Reunification Immigrants?’
6. Edward Funkhouser and Stephen J. Trejo (1995), ‘The Labor Market Skills of Recent Male Immigrants: Evidence from the Current Population Survey’
7. Alan G. Green and David A. Green (1995), ‘Canadian Immigration Policy: The Effectiveness of the Point System and Other Instruments’
8. Alan Barrett (1996), ‘Did the Decline Continue? Comparing the Labor- market Quality of United States Immigrants from the Late 1970’s and Late 1980’s’
9. Harriet Orcutt Duleep and Mark C. Regets (1996), ‘Admission Criteria and Immigrant Earnings Profiles’
PART II LABOR SUPPLY
10. Harriet Orcutt Duleep and Seth Sanders (1993), ‘The Decision to Work by Married Immigrant Women’
11. Michael Baker and Dwayne Benjamin (1997), ‘The Role of the Family in Immigrants’ Labor-Market Activity: An Evaluation of Alternative Explanations’
12. Christian Dustmann (1997), ‘Differences in the Labor Market Behavior between Temporary and Permanent Migrant Women’
PART III SELF-EMPLOYMENT
13. George J. Borjas (1986), ‘The Self-Employment Experience of Immigrants’
14. Andrew M. Yuengert (1995), ‘Testing Hypotheses of Immigrant Self-Employment’
15. Robert W. Fairlie and Bruce D. Meyer (1996), ‘Ethnic and Racial Self-Employment Differences and Possible Explanations’
PART IV WELFARE BENEFITS
16. Francine D. Blau (1984), ‘The Use of Transfer Payments by Immigrants’
17. Julian L. Simon (1984), ‘Immigrants, Taxes, and Welfare in the United States’
18. George J. Borjas and Stephen J. Trejo (1991), ‘Immigrant Participation in the Welfare System’
19. Michael Baker and Dwayne Benjamin (1995), ‘The Receipt of Transfer Payments by Immigrants to Canada’
20. George J. Borjas and Lynette Hilton (1996), ‘Immigration and the Welfare State: Immigrant Participation in Means-tested Entitlement Programs’
PART V INTERGENERATIONAL ISSUES
21. Barry R. Chiswick (1977), ‘Sons of Immigrants: Are They at an Earnings Disadvantage?’
22. George J. Borjas (1993), ‘The Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants’
23. Ira N. Gang and Klaus F. Zimmermann (2000), ‘Is Child Like Parent? Educational Attainment and Ethnic Origin’
Name Index

Volume IV: Migration and the Natives
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editors to all four volumes appears in Volume I
PART I THE EFFECT OF IMMIGRANTS ON NATIVES: THEORY
1. Melvin W. Reder (1963), ‘The Economic Consequences of Increased Immigration’
2. R. Albert Berry and Ronald Soligo (1969), ‘Some Welfare Aspects of International Migration’
3. Carlos Alfredo Rodriguez (1975), ‘On the Welfare Aspects of International Migration’
4. Dan Usher (1977), ‘Public Property and the Effects of Migration upon Other Residents of the Migrants’ Countries of Origin and Destination’
5. George E. Johnson (1980), ‘The Labor Market Effects of Immigration’
6. Wilfried J. Ethier (1985), ‘International Trade and Labor Migration’
7. Christoph M. Schmidt, Anette Stilz and Klaus F. Zimmermann (1994), ‘Mass Migration, Unions, and Government Intervention’
8. George J. Borjas (1995), ‘The Economic Benefits from Immigration’
9. Thomas Bauer and Klaus F. Zimmermann (1997), ‘Integrating the East: The Labor Market Effects of Immigration’
PART II LABOR MARKET IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION: EVIDENCE FROM NORTH AMERICA
10. Jean Baldwin Grossmann (1982), ‘The Substitutability of Natives and Immigrants in Production’
11. David Card (1990), ‘The Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market’
12. Joseph G. Altonji and David Card (1991), ‘The Effects of Immigration on the Labor Market Outcomes of Less-skilled Natives’
13. George J. Borjas, Richard B. Freeman and Lawrence F. Katz (1997), ‘How Much Do Immigration and Trade Affect Labor Market Outcomes?’
PART III LABOR MARKET IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION: EVIDENCE FROM EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA
14. Jennifer Hunt (1992), ‘The Impact of the 1962 Repatriates from Algeria on the French Labor Market’
15. Rainer Winkelmann and Klaus F. Zimmermann (1993), ‘Ageing, Migration and Labour Mobility’
16. Ira N. Gang and Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz (1994), ‘Labor Market Effects of Immigration in the United States and Europe: Substitution vs. Complementarity’
17. John P. De New and Klaus F. Zimmermann (1994), ‘Native Wage Impacts of Foreign Labor: A Random Effects Panel Analysis’
18. William J. Carrington and Pedro J.F. de Lima (1996), ‘The Impact of 1970s Repatriates from Africa on the Portuguese Labor Market’
19. Rudolf Winter-Ebmer and Josef Zweimüller (1996), ‘Immigration and the Earnings of Young Native Workers’
20. Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Johannes Velling (1997), ‘Employment Effects of Immigration to Germany: An Analysis Based on Local Labor Markets’
21. Rudolf Winter-Ebmer and Josef Zweimüller (1999), ‘Do Immigrants Displace Young Native Workers: The Austrian Experience’
22. Jordan Shan, Alan Morris and Fiona Sun (1999), ‘Immigration and Unemployment: New Evidence from Australia and New Zealand’
PART IV MIGRANTS AND MOBILITY OF THE NATIVES
23. Kristin F. Butcher and David Card (1991), ‘Immigration and Wages: Evidence from the 1980’s’
24. William H. Frey (1995), ‘Immigration and Internal Migration "Flight" from US Metropolitan Areas: Toward a New Demographic Balkanisation’
25. Richard A. Wright, Mark Ellis and Michael Reibel (1997), ‘The Linkage between Immigration and Internal Migration in Large Metropolitan Areas in the United States’
26. Michael J. White and Zai Liang (1998), ‘The Effect of Immigration on the Internal Migration of the Native-born Population, 1981–1990’
Name Index