Industrial change, Hispanic immigration, and the internal migration of low-skilled native male workers in the United States, 1995-2000

TitleIndustrial change, Hispanic immigration, and the internal migration of low-skilled native male workers in the United States, 1995-2000
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsParrado, Emilio A., and William A. Kandel
JournalSocial Science Research
Volume40
Pagination626-640
ISBN Number0049-089X
AbstractDebates over immigration's impact on less advantaged native workers often ignore industrial structure for creating segregated labor markets and demand for immigrant workers. We analyze population movements of less-educated foreign-born Hispanic, native-born Hispanic, White, and Black men between 1995 and 2000 using MIGPUMA-level 2000 PUMS data. We model in-migration, out-migration, and net migration for each group controlling for demographic composition, employment structure, change in employment structure, labor market indicators, and macro contextual measures. Results indicate positive significant relationships between migration patterns of all groups and support labor demand explanations of internal low-skilled migration emphasizing industrial change rather than labor competition.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.11.001