Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

10-26-2011

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

In the ongoing, highly-charged debate over U.S. immigration, a key policy consideration is the economic impact of immigrants and role they play in the U.S. workforce at various skill levels. While border enforcement and illegal immigration are a focal point, longer-term U.S. global competitiveness rests on the ability of immigrants and their children to thrive economically and to contribute to the nation’s productivity. This presentation focuses on the distinctive trends in the educational attainment of immigrants living in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, including Las Vegas.

Keywords

Children of immigrants; Children of immigrants—Education; Immigrants; Immigration — Economic aspects; Labor supply; United States

Disciplines

American Politics | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Economic Policy | Economics | Education Policy | Inequality and Stratification | International Relations | Politics and Social Change | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Sociology | Work, Economy and Organizations

Language

English

Comments

5:30 p.m. Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV

Audio/Video File size: 153 megabytes

Attached file: 27 PowerPoint slides


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