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Mayra PerezFollow

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Katarina Keller

Start Date

28-4-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2020 12:00 AM

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The development of many nations came about through the act of people migrating from one area to another and thus has been crucial to the formation of countries worldwide. Immigration policies are enacted to regulate who enters the country in efforts to keep economic stability and national security. In various periods throughout time, views and policies on immigration have shifted from more relaxed and accepting of immigrants to firmer and less accepting of immigrants. It is widely acknowledged that during times of economic prosperity and less world conflict, immigration policies tend to be more relaxed, and the opposite holds true in times of greater tension and greater economic struggle. In the past couple decades, we have seen the topic of immigration in the middle of controversial statements and have heard opposing arguments on the effects immigration can have on an economy. States vary on how "strict" the policies are and their overall requirements for admittance. Likewise, it is also important to note that states also vary on their main "pull factors," affecting the number of immigrants who desire to enter said country. For this research, I will be looking at the relationship between a country’s migrant stock, labor force, population growth rate, trade as a percentage of GDP and unemployment in regard to their effects on a country’s gross domestic product (GDP per capita). Specifically, the study looks at developed economies such as the United States, Japan, Canada, Spain, and China during the early 1990's to present in order to study how immigration has impact the countries' labor market and economic development. Overall, this study found that an increase in immigration ultimately leads to an increase in gross domestic product per capita and have little to no effect on unemployment rates.

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The Effects of Immigration on Developed Countries

The development of many nations came about through the act of people migrating from one area to another and thus has been crucial to the formation of countries worldwide. Immigration policies are enacted to regulate who enters the country in efforts to keep economic stability and national security. In various periods throughout time, views and policies on immigration have shifted from more relaxed and accepting of immigrants to firmer and less accepting of immigrants. It is widely acknowledged that during times of economic prosperity and less world conflict, immigration policies tend to be more relaxed, and the opposite holds true in times of greater tension and greater economic struggle. In the past couple decades, we have seen the topic of immigration in the middle of controversial statements and have heard opposing arguments on the effects immigration can have on an economy. States vary on how "strict" the policies are and their overall requirements for admittance. Likewise, it is also important to note that states also vary on their main "pull factors," affecting the number of immigrants who desire to enter said country. For this research, I will be looking at the relationship between a country’s migrant stock, labor force, population growth rate, trade as a percentage of GDP and unemployment in regard to their effects on a country’s gross domestic product (GDP per capita). Specifically, the study looks at developed economies such as the United States, Japan, Canada, Spain, and China during the early 1990's to present in order to study how immigration has impact the countries' labor market and economic development. Overall, this study found that an increase in immigration ultimately leads to an increase in gross domestic product per capita and have little to no effect on unemployment rates.

 

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