College of William and Mary, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Research Professor of Public Policy, Program in Public Policy, College of William and Mary, USA
Migration, poverty/mortality, discrimination
Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute, Population Studies Center, 1992–2007
PhD Economics, MIT, 1986
"Migration and the labor force." In: Ritzer, G. (ed.). The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell, 2016.
“The adjustment of immigrants in the labor market.” In: Chiswick, B. R., and P. Miller (eds). Handbook of the Economics of International Migration. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014; pp.105–182.
“US immigration policy at a crossroads: Should the US continue its family-friendly policy?” International Migration Review 48:3 (2014): 823–845 (with M. Regets).
“Research on immigrant earnings.” Social Security Bulletin 68:1 (2008): 31–50 (with D. Dowhan).
“Adding immigrants to microsimulation models.” Social Security Bulletin 68:1 (2008): 51–66 (with D. Dowhan).
Shifting the focus from immigrants’ initial earnings to their propensity to invest in human capitalImmigrants who start with low earnings, such as family-based immigrants, experience higher earnings growth than immigrants who are recruited for specific jobs (employment-based immigrants). This occurs because family-based immigrants with lower initial earnings invest in human capital at higher rates than natives or employment-based immigrants. Therefore, immigrants who start at low initial earnings invest in new human capital that allows them to respond to the ever-changing needs of the host country’s economy.MoreLess