Patterns of immigration and public assistance utilization, 1970-1980

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The recent surge in immigration to the United States has rekindled debate over the economic burden imposed by immigrants. This article explores the utilization of public assistance by immigrants and natives. Descriptive tables show that despite their higher poverty rates, immigrant families had only minimally higher public assistance recipiency rates compared to natives. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-83
Number of pages33
JournalInternational Migration Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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