Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

Immigration and Poverty

January 22nd, 2014

In recent posts, I’ve been examining some of the factors driving—and not driving—poverty in the US, focusing so far on growth, inequality, single parenthood, slack labor markets, and more.  In this post, I wanted to say a bit about immigration. Not unlike the analysis of single parents and poverty, too much analysis of this question… Read more

Controlling the Flow

June 21st, 2013

The marginal bang-for-the-buck in terms of securing the border is probably vanishingly small at this point, but the fact remains that if we are unable (or unwilling) to control immigrant flows, then reform is impossible.  Over at the NYT’s Economix blog.