Editors' Introduction

Editors' Introduction Population Research and Policy Review 20: 3–7, 2001. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 1 2 THOMAS J. ESPENSHADE & EUI-HANG SHIN 1 2 Princeton University; University of South Carolina Much of the research and policy interest in international migration has un- til relatively recently been concerned either with immigration in general or with unskilled migration. For example, virtually all population projections that are prepared by national governments or by international bodies such as the United Nations examine the consequences for demographic futures of alternatives levels of net immigration. These migrant streams are typically disaggregated by age and sex, but practically never by skill level or other socioeconomic characteristic. The high-profile UN report on Replacement Migration (United Nations 2000) is no exception. Perhaps more than any other economist researching and writing on im- migration matters, George Borjas has succeeded in focusing attention on the impact on the US economy of low-skilled immigration. Borjas (1990, 1994) showed that one consequence of having larger fractions of US immigrants originating in Latin America and Asia was that the skill levels of successive migrant cohorts were falling farther and farther behind those of their native- born counterparts. In a major http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Population Research and Policy Review Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Demography; Sociology, general; Population Economics
ISSN
0167-5923
eISSN
1573-7829
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1010601120152
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Abstract

Population Research and Policy Review 20: 3–7, 2001. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. 1 2 THOMAS J. ESPENSHADE & EUI-HANG SHIN 1 2 Princeton University; University of South Carolina Much of the research and policy interest in international migration has un- til relatively recently been concerned either with immigration in general or with unskilled migration. For example, virtually all population projections that are prepared by national governments or by international bodies such as the United Nations examine the consequences for demographic futures of alternatives levels of net immigration. These migrant streams are typically disaggregated by age and sex, but practically never by skill level or other socioeconomic characteristic. The high-profile UN report on Replacement Migration (United Nations 2000) is no exception. Perhaps more than any other economist researching and writing on im- migration matters, George Borjas has succeeded in focusing attention on the impact on the US economy of low-skilled immigration. Borjas (1990, 1994) showed that one consequence of having larger fractions of US immigrants originating in Latin America and Asia was that the skill levels of successive migrant cohorts were falling farther and farther behind those of their native- born counterparts. In a major

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