Department of Economics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2020
16:00 - 17:30
Professor Andrea Velasquez
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Department of Economics Research Seminar Series
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Join Professor Andrea Velasquez as they present their research on Unintended Consequences of Immigration Enforcement: Household Services and High-Skilled Women's Work.
Professor Andrea Velasquez from the University of Colorado Denver will present their paper on Unintended Consequences of Immigration Enforcement: Household Services and High-Skilled Women's Work.
Immigration enforcement has intensified in the U.S., however, there is little evidence on its effect on citizen’s labor outcomes. Exploiting the staggered rollout of a large, federal enforcement policy–Secure Communities (SC)–across local areas, we estimate a difference-in-differences model with time and location fixed effects. We find that SC reduced the labor supply of high-skilled citizen mothers.
This effect is larger for mothers with young children, and there are persistent negative effects following the birth of a child. The increased cost of outsourcing household production, due to reduced undocumented immigrant women’s labor supply, is an important mechanism.
This seminar will be held via zoom. This event is open to all levels of study and is also open to the public. To register your place and gain access to the webinar, please contact the seminar organisers.
This event is part of the Department of Economics Research Seminar Series.