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2011, No. 31 (Posted 2011-10-18)

Immigration at the Extremes of the Skill Distribution

by Rubén Hernández-Murillo and Christopher J. Martinek

According to economists, in the 1980s and 1990s, immigration of low-skilled workers may have increased the labor supply of highly skilled women, and immigration of highly skilled workers may have increased the rate of innovation in the United States.

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