ERIC Number: ED266197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
How Do Immigrants Affect Us Economically?
Simon, Julian L.
This document summarizes the key data and main findings of the book, "The Economic Consequences of Immigration into the United States." All immigrants, not only those who are illegal, are included in the discussion. Immigrants, it is concluded, raise the standard of living of the residents of the host country, rather than lowering it as is popularly supposed. The negative impact of immigrants is largely through the use of schools, hospitals, and public housing. However, immigrants pay more in taxes than the cost of the welfare services and schooling that they use--every year an average immigrant family puts about $1,500 into the pockets of natives. The report includes an introduction and conclusion, and seven chapters: (1) "Welfare, Taxes, and the Public Coffers"; (2) "Effects Through the Use of Capital"; (3) "Effects on Natural Resources and the Environment"; (4) "Labor Market Effects of Immigration"; (5) "Effects on Economic Productivity and Knowledge"; (6) "Overall Effects of More People on the Standard of Living"; and (7) "Income Distribution, Effects on Other Countries, and Additional Remarks." (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assistance.