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University of California, Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ARE 150 Fall 2010 Philip Martin Dist 11/29/10 [email protected] Due 12/2/10 Review Questions 5: Early Final, Monday, December 6 from 1-3pm, Room 205 Olson Regular Final, Friday, December 10 from 8-10am, 146 Olson Please type or write neatly, and put your discussion section, 4-5 or 5-6, on your answers, which can be answered from lectures, Handout 6, and the Chapter 8 readings on the ARE 150 web page (http://are150.ucdavis.edu) 1. What were the three major types or phases of US immigration policies? Who has priority to immigrate to the US today, and how do immigrants compare to US-born workers in education? 2. Explain briefly ONE feature of each of the four major waves of immigrants to the US. Do YOU think the current immigration wave will increase, stay the same, or decrease? Why? 3. What does it mean to say that immigrant workers (1) complement and (2)
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Unformatted text preview: substitute for US workers? How do assumptions about the interactions of immigrants and US workers affect their estimated effects on US workers? 4. What do the three major types of economic studies say about the effects of immigrants on US workers, and what are the policy implications of their conclusions? 5. What are the public finance impacts of immigrants on federal, state, and local governments? What immigration policies would maximize the public finance benefits of immigration? 6. What is the policy the US and Mexico adopted in 1994 to indirectly reduce Mexico-US migration? Did it work as expected? 7. About how many unauthorized foreigners are in the US, and what are the extremes of the policy spectrum to deal with them? 8. How did IRCA in 1986 and House (2005) and Senate (2006-07) bills aim to reduce unauthorized migration? Which approach do YOU think is most likely to achieve its objectives? Why?...
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