Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan on Immigration Then and Now

EconTalk | 4 July 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan about their book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success. Discusses the data sources and analysis they used to show that today’s immigrants and their children are surprisingly similar to yesterday’s. New immigrants take decades to catch up economically, but their kids on average thrive economically and have higher rates of upward mobility than American-born kids.

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