Immigration and Poverty

Economic and Social Connections, Policy Approaches

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May 17, 2012 08:30 AM to
May 18, 2012 01:00 PM


UC Davis ARC, Ballroom B

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The mobility of people across national boundaries is an exceptional economic force and catalyst for social and cultural change, but it is also a source of significant policy challenges. This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars studying the connection between migration and the economic development of individuals, markets, and states in both sending and receiving countries.

The first day of the conference will feature cutting-edge research by economists, sociologists, and demographers.  The research will address three themes: “International Migration and Global Poverty,” “Immigration, Jobs and Wages,” and “Undocumented Immigrants and Their Assimilation.”  The second day of the conference will examine “Immigration Policy: Current Limits and Potential for Reform” with a moderated discussion among immigration experts from the fields of law, economics, and sociology.

Admission to the conference is free with preregistration.

Sponsored by the UC Davis Economy, Justice and Society Program, the Center for Poverty Research and the Institute of Governmental Affairs

Organizers - Erin Hamilton, Giovanni Peri and Kim Shauman

Agenda and Conference Poster



Frank Bean - The Educational Legacy of Unauthorized Migration:  comparisons Across U.S.-Immigrant Groups in How Parents' Status Affects Their Offspring
Katharine M. Donato - Convergence in the Employment Outcomes of Mexico-U.S. Migrants by Legal Status, Figures and Tables
Filiz Garip - The Impact of Migration on Remittances on Wealth Accumulation and Distribution in Rural Thailand
Ethan Lewis - Immigrant-Native Substitutability: The Role of Language Ability
Magnus Lofstrom - Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State's Unauthorized Immigrant Population?
Cristina Morales - paper in support of The Assimilation of Undocumented Immigrant Construction Workers
Arthur Sakamoto - Immigration, Minimum Wages, and Non-Poverty Population Growth
Caroline Theoharides - Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market: Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks?
Kevin Thomas - What Explains the Increasing Trend in African Emigration to the US?, and New Figure

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University of California, Davis
360 Shields Library
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


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