A model of the skill composition of US immigration

Michael J. Greenwood, John M. McDowell, Donald M. Waldman

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A human capital model is specified to explain the skill composition of US immigration. A unique set of panel data (57 source countries and 15 annual observations) and a methodology not previously used to study a demographic phenomenon are employed to estimate the model. Coefficients on time-invariant variables are recovered by means of the Hausman-Taylor instrumental variable procedure, which yields considerably different results than the generalized least squares model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Greenwood, M. J., McDowell, J. M., & Waldman, D. M. (1996). A model of the skill composition of US immigration. Applied Economics, 28(3), 299-308.