lec12 - ECONOMICS 175 Professor Ronald D. Lee 2/26/09...

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Professor Ronald D. Lee 2/26/09 Lecture 12 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. Questions from Last Time Net immigration is the difference between immigrants and emigrants. I feel this is more properly called net migration, not net immigration. I would like to see net immigration mean immigration less emigrants who were immigrants themselves earlier. In terms of the other question that was asked last lecture regarding the country that sends the most migrants, I am not sure. You may be able to calculate this from data from the United Nations Population Division. Readings 1.) NRC pages 219-230 - Empirical evidence. 2.) Ronald Lee “Immigration: Consequences for Fiscal Developments in the Receiving Population,” Clicker Questions Q1: According to population projections by the National Research council immigration from time of projection up to 2050 will account for what share of US population growth? A. About one half B. About two thirds C. Between three fourths and fourth fifths D. Virtually all. The right answer is B. Q2: According to those projections, by 2050 the race ethnic population of the US will have changed in the following way: A. The share of non-Hispanic white in the population will have dropped to two thirds, and the share of Hispanics will have increased to a quarter. B. The share of African Americans will have dropped by a third. C. Only about half the population will be non- Hispanic White while the share of African Americans will have remained roughly constant. D. The Asian American population will approach 20%. C. is the right answer. Q3: Borjas shows that the average immigrant today has less education than I past decades, whether we look at the flow or stock. A. True B. False We have not talked about this in class yet. My view is that Borjas sometimes says the average immigrant has less education but he does not say this, so this statement is false. Lecture Plan 1.) Skills and wage assimilation of immigrants 2.) The macro-theory of the economic effect of immigrants Borjas Data/Earnings Assimilation The Borjas article addresses many characteristics of immigrants and how they change over time. What is the comparison group to immigrants? Borjas compares immigrants to natives (born in the US). There is another category not included in his analysis. This is people who immigrated earlier but are part of the US population now. I want to talk about all the population living in the country at one time and I will call this the domestic population. This includes natives and immigrants.
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