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Efficiency And Equity As Goals For Contemporary U.S. Immigration Policy, Vernon M. Briggs Jr Oct 1989

Efficiency And Equity As Goals For Contemporary U.S. Immigration Policy, Vernon M. Briggs Jr

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As the United States has entered its postindustrial stage of economic development, mass immigration has again become a distinguishing feature of the U.S. economy. In all of its diverse forms, immigration presently accounts for anywhere from one-quarter to one-third of the annual growth of the U.S. labor force. By the turn of the 21st century, it could conceivably comprise all of such growth. Immigration is the one aspect of population and labor force growth that public policy should be able to shape and control. Unfortunately, however, the extant public policies that govern the size and composition of the ...


Women's Pay In Australia, Great Britain And The United States: Commentary, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jan 1989

Women's Pay In Australia, Great Britain And The United States: Commentary, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Excerpt] My reaction to this paper is mixed. On the one hand, it represents one of the few serious efforts I know of to place discussions about comparable worth in a comparative perspective and to bring evidence from other countries' experiences into the debate about policy in the United States. For this the authors should be resoundingly applauded. On the other hand, I am left with the feeling that they have not pushed their empirical analyses as hard as they might have, and because of this, in places they may have drawn some inappropriate conclusions. My discussion will elaborate on ...