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

Berlepsch, Viola and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (2014) Mass migration has left a positive legacy on economic development in the U.S. LSE American Politics and Policy (15 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blo gs.lse.ac.uk/usappblo g/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
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: 12 Aug 2014 09:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58886

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