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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on National Statistics
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration

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Report Release Webinar

September 22, 2016 
1:00 pm (EDT)

The webinar featured members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study committee that authored the report and discussed the report's conclusions and recommendations.

The report summarizes existing knowledge about the economic and fiscal impacts of immigration since the National Academies' 1997 report, The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration.  The new report looks how immigration may affect wages and income of native-born U.S. workers, the labor market, and fiscal health at the federal, state, and local levels.

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More than 40 million people living in the United States were born in other countries, and almost an equal number have at least one foreign-born parent. Together, immigrants and their children (first generation foreign-born and children of the foreign-born) comprise almost one in four Americans.

This report from the Committee on National Statistics provides a comprehensive assessment of economic and demographic trends of U.S. immigration over the past 20 years, its impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels.

Sponsors: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences Independent Fund, the National Academy of Engineering Independent Fund, and the National Academy of Medicine Independent Fund.


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