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National Data | Economic Impact of Mass Immigration Worse than We Thought
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June 05, 2004, 05:00 AM
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Estimated Income Lost Due to Immigration

       into the U.S. between 1980 and 2000

 

Average Annual Earnings of Native Male Workers, 2000

Income Lost

Education

Actual

If No Immigration

Amount

Percent

High School Dropouts

$24,812

$26,795

-$1,983

-7.4%

High School Graduates

$32,098

$32,787

-$689

-2.1%

Some College

$41,427

$42,402

-$975

-2.3%

College Graduates

$72,871

$75,592

-$2,721

-3.6%

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: Average Annual Earnings of Natives: e-mail from George Borjas to author, 5/7/04.

Percentage income reduction: George Borjas, "Increasing the Supply of Labor Through

Immigration," CIS Backgrounder, May 2004.

 

 

 

http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/back504.html

 

 

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.