Anna Maria Mayda, Francesc Ortega, Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, Chad Sparber, 01 April 2018

The H-1B programme allows high-skilled foreign nationals to temporarily work in the US. This column explores how changes in H-1B policy affect the quantity and characteristics of workers entering the country through the programme. The results suggest that reductions in the cap on H-1B workers have particularly hindered the employment of the highest ability foreign-born workers and have not led firms to hire more Americans.

Francine Blau , Lawrence Kahn , Kerry Papps, 20 December 2008

This column shows that female immigrants’ labour supply reflects female labour supply in their country of origin. As more immigrant women arrive from countries with more traditional gender norms, the US female labour force participation rate may fall.

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