Accession Number : ADA331043

Title :   Immigration in a Changing Economy; California's Experience.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

PDF Url : ADA331043

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 362

Abstract : Immigration, the subject of repeated policy debates throughout the last two decades, has once again assumed a central position on the policy agenda. Nowhere is this debate more intense than in California, home to one-third of the nation's immigrants and to a referendum that helped to trigger the current policy debate. Although much has been written about immigration and its economic, social, and political effects, most of this material has focused on advocacy of specific points of view rather than on a nonpartisan assessment of the issue and the policy trade-offs it engenders. This study attempts to fill this information gap by providing an objective assessment of the past 30 years of immigration to California, including a profile of the changing character of the immigrants and their effects on the state's population, economy, and public sector. Our goal is to promote a better understanding of the immigration phenomenon, the trade-offs it entails, and the present and future challenges that it poses for California.

Descriptors :   *POPULATION, *CALIFORNIA, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, PROFILES, INTEGRATION, ETHNIC GROUPS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE