High-Skilled Immigration, STEM Employment, and Nonroutine-Biased Technical Change
Chapter in NBER book High-Skilled Migration to the United States and its Economic Consequences (2018), Gordon H. Hanson, William R. Kerr, and Sarah Turner, editors (p. 177 - 204)
We study the role of foreign-born workers in the growth of employment in STEM occupations since 1980. Given the importance of employment in these fields for research and innovation, we consider their role in a model featuring endogenous non-routine-biased technical change. We use this model to quantify the impact of high-skilled immigration, and the increasing tendency of such immigrants to work in innovation, on the pace of non-routine-biased technical change, the polarization of employment opportunities, and the evolution of wage inequality since 1980.This chapter is no longer available for free download, since the book has been published. To obtain a copy, you must buy the book.
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High-Skilled Immigration, STEM Employment, and Non-Routine-Biased Technical Change, Nir Jaimovich, Henry E. Siu
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