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Mass migration has left a positive legacy on economic development in the U.S.

Berlepsch, Viola and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés ORCID: 0000-0002-8041-0856 (2014) Mass migration has left a positive legacy on economic development in the U.S. LSE American Politics and Policy (15 May 2014). Website.

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For many commentators, the U.S. has turned away from the ideals behind the inscription on New York Harbour’s Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”, in favour of increasingly stringent immigration policies. Using census data from 19th and early 20th centuries, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Viola von Berlepsch find that mass immigration has been integral to U.S. economic development. They write that those places where migrants settled over a century ago are now significantly better off than those that were untouched by migration. By restricting immigration now, the U.S. could be hampering its own future economic growth.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 09:51
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020 23:22

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