The Economic History of Immigration

Authored by: Raymond L. Cohn

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677042
eBook ISBN: 9780203075616
Adobe ISBN: 9781135121211


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This chapter discusses immigration historically. Most of the discussion centers on the United States, though the U.S. experience is placed in an international context. After an examination of the volume of immigration, the chapter analyzes where the immigrants came from, who they were, why they came, how many came, where they went to, what jobs they obtained, and the economic effects immigration had on the native born and the country.

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