“Who Goes on Disability when Times are Tough? The Role of Work Norms among Immigrants”

Head shot of Delia Furtado

Visiting Scientist Delia Furtado, PhD, has co-authored a paper published in European Economic Review that examines who (in this case, immigrants in the U.S.) is likely to go on disability in response to worsening economic conditions. Findings suggest that the work norms in a person’s home country play a notable role.

Borjas study on undocumented immigrants and labor featured in Wall Street Journal

“The Labor Supply of Undocumented Immigrants,”  a new study by George Borjas, revealed three key insights: Undocumented immigrant men are far more likely to work than other groups, while undocumented immigrant women are far less likely to work. The employment gap that distinguishes undocumented men from the other groups widened dramatically over the past twenty years. The labor supply of undocumented workers is not as responsive to wage changes as…