Testimony The Effects of Immigration on the Employment Outcomes of Black Americans
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Statement before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Harry Holzer
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While most evidence suggests that immigration has had a modest negative effect on black employment, especially for those without a high school diploma, changes in immigration law will probably not improve job prospects for young blacks, Senior Fellow Harry Holzer told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He offered six suggestions for policymakers looking to improve outcomes for young African Americans, such as improving their early work experience and occupational training with high-quality career and technical education.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Children and youth Race and equity Immigrants and immigration
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities Immigrant communities demographics and trends Wages and nonwage compensation Economic well-being Immigrants and the economy Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Immigrant communities and racial equity