Rationing as a Determinant of Immigrant Composition and Outcomes
AbstractWillingness to migrate is a necessary but not sufficient condition for migration from an origin to destination country. For the United States and other countries with an excess supply of immigrants, the slot-rationing rule is a key determinant of immigrant composition not captured by supply-based models. A stylized rationing-based model better explains the attainment of immigrants in both the United States and Sweden with the model's two variables explaining over 50 percent of the variation in origin country education attainment and earnings.
CitationLazear, Edward P. 2020. "Rationing as a Determinant of Immigrant Composition and Outcomes." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110: 335-39. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20201089
- I26 Returns to Education
- J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials