Francesc Ortega
QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY. Dina Axelrad Perry Professor in Economics. Primary fields of research: International Economics, Labor Economics, Development.

What Explains the Wages of Undocumented Workers?

July 24, 2019

The Issue:

Undocumented foreign workers earn lower wages than legal immigrants and native workers with similar skills. What are the reasons for this wage gap? The answer is important for understanding the economic effects of a range of policies, including providing driver’s licenses to undocumented workers (as

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