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dc.contributor.authorCard, Daviden_US
dc.identifier.citationIndustrial and Labor Relations Review, 43, January 1990en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an empirical analysis of the impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami labor market, focusing on the effects on wages and unemployment rates of less-skilled workers. The Mariel immigrants increased the population and labor force of the Miami metropolitan area by 6-7 percent. Most of the immigrants were relatively unskilled: as a result, the proportional increase in labor supply to less-skilled occupations and industries was probably much greater. Nevertheless, an analysis of wages of non-Cuban workers in Miami over the 1979-85 period reveals virtually no effect of the Mariel influx. Likewise, there is no indication that the Boatlift lead to an increase in the unemployment rates of less-skilled blacks or other non-Cuban workers. Even among the Cuban population wages and unemployment rates of earlier immigrants were not substantially effected by the arrival of the Mariels.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 253en_US
dc.subjectlabor market competitionen_US
dc.subjectMariel boatliften_US
dc.titleThe Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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