University of Michigan, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, USA
The economics of undocumented workers, undocumented migration, contested borders, refugee resettlement
PhD Economics, University of Michigan, 1984
Migration and the Labor Force. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
Legalization, Then and Now, Revisited. Immigration Perspectives. Washington, DC: Immigration Policy Center, 2013.
“The history of inter-country adoptions between Vietnam and the United States: Social welfare implications.” Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Work and Social Policy, Hanoi University, 2012.
The Impact of Legalization Then and Now. Immigration Perspectives. Washington, DC: Immigration Policy Center, 2009.
“Coming out of the shadows: Learning about legal status and wages from the legalized population.” Journal of Labor Economics 20:3 (2002) (with D. Cobb-Clark).
What are the consequences of regularizing undocumented immigrants?
When countries regularize undocumented residents, their work, wages, and human capital investment opportunities changeSherrie A. Kossoudji, September 2016Millions of people enter (or remain in) countries without permission as they flee violence, war, or economic hardship. Regularization policies that offer residence and work rights have multiple and multi-layered effects on the economy and society, but they always directly affect the labor market opportunities of those who are regularized. Large numbers of undocumented people in many countries, a new political willingness to fight for human and civil rights, and dramatically increasing refugee flows mean continued pressure to enact regularization policies.MoreLess