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Effect of migration on wages

As shown by Jonathan Portes, the estimated impact of migration on wages of people in semi-skilled and unskilled services (care homes, bars, restaurants, shops, cleaning etc.) is smaller than previously thought. The finding comes from the paper, entitled, “The impact … Continue reading

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Migrants benefit the US start-up economy

(From an article on Business Insider) “Immigrants secure patents at double the native rate, and more than half of startups in Silicon Valley were founded by foreign-born entrepreneurs, according to entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa and the Kauffman Foundation. “These data imply … Continue reading

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