CEPR Briefing Paper in BJIR

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Thursday, 15 November 2007 14:28
The current issue of the British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR) contains a revised version of an April 2006 CEPR briefing paper, "Changing Patterns in the Relative Economic Performance of Immigrants to Great Britain and the U.S., 1980-2000," (subscription required) that was written by CEPR economist John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth. In the paper, they compare the relative labour market performance of immigrants in the USA and in Britain over the period 1980–2000, when the stocks of immigrants were rising in both countries alongside differential shifts in demand and changes to labor market institutions.