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Immigration enforcement and economic resources of children with likely unauthorized parents

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Over the past two decades immigration enforcement has grown exponentially in the United States. Using data from the 2005 through 2011 American Community Survey, we exploit the geographical and temporal variation in a novel index of the intensity of immigration enforcement to show how the average yearly increase in interior immigration enforcement over that period raised the likelihood of living in poverty of households with U.S. born children by 4%. The effect is robust to a number of identif...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jpubeco.2017.12.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; SAME
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Centre on Migration Policy and Society
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Public Economics Journal website
Volume:
158
Pages:
63-78
Publication date:
2017-12-26
Acceptance date:
2017-12-19
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ISSN:
0047-2727
Source identifiers:
817891
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pubs:817891
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uuid:dccc7ad6-d069-4b62-b19d-25609ac95f71
Local pid:
pubs:817891
Deposit date:
2018-01-12

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