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Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization by Pia M. Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny

Published By: Washington, D.C.: AEI Press
ISBN: 978-0-8447-4332-5, cloth; 978-0-8447-4351-6, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2010


Book Review Detail

Reviewed by: Jennifer Hunt of McGill University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r9
Review Pages: 456-57

Book Review Abstract

Jennifer Hunt of McGill University reviews "Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization" by Pia M. Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Presents an alternative immigration policy for the United States that focuses on admitting the workers most valued by the market in a way that minimizes adverse effects on U.S. workers and funnels migration gains to U.S. taxpayers. Discusses the challenge--picking up the pieces; the goal--pro-growt...."
Presents an alternative immigration policy for the United States that focuses on admitting the workers most valued by the market in a way that minimizes adverse effects on U.S. workers and funnels migration gains to U.S. taxpayers. Discusses the challenge--picking up the pieces; the goal--pro-growth immigration policy; the way--market-based immigration reform; and what the plan does not include and why. Orrenius is Research Officer and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Adjunct Professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, and Research Fellow at the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and at the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. Zavodny is Professor of Economics at Agnes Scott College and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. Index.


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JEL Classifications

J11: Demographic Trends and Forecasts; General Migration
J18: Demographic Economics: Public Policy
J61: Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers


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