Course Outline Topic Readings I. Setting the Debate What should be Brimelow, Borjas 1999, Simon, current US Griswold, Bhagwati, Borjas 1995, immigration law? Friedberg & Hunt, Glazer & Moynihan II. Historical Background Dutch, English, Irish, Burrows & Wallace (Ch 1, 2, 5, 33, Early Migrants Germans 42, 50, 58, 62, 63); Carter & Sutch Russian Jews and Foner (Ch 1-5,7), Hatton & Williamson The Great Wave Italians (Ch. 7,8) Gould (Ch 5); Fisher (selection); Restricting Immigration Limits Burrows & Wallace (Ch 65, 66), Immigration Timmer & Williamson African Americans, Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers Internal Migration Puerto Ricans Project 1995 and 2000 The 1965 Immigration Act and 1986 Reforms Lobo 1996 (Ch 1-3) III. Current Issues Lobo 1996 (Ch 4-6), Lobo 1999, Borjas Current Immigrants 1991, Chiswick Economic Impact Treffler, Borjas Freeman Katz, Sassen Location Choice Card & DiNardo, Card DiNardo Estes IV. Wrap-up Assignments Weeks Personal stories: student will break into groups of 4. Each group will perform an entertaining skit (5-10 minutes) that explains the personal immigration 2 history of each student. Creativity will be rewarded. An accompanying web site for each group will be expected. response to reading (500-750 words) 2 visit to Ellis Island/Tenement House Museum & write 2 response, then response to reading (500-750 words) use data on current migrants (CPS dataset, 2000 1 Census) to begin to ask similar questions GIS software to analyze/describe present data 2 1 use data on current migrants (CPS dataset, 2000 1 Census) to begin to ask similar questions response to reading (500-750 words) 2 GIS software to analyze 1 14 Required Readings Author Date Title/Selection Bhagwati 1998 Ch 32 "Behind the Green Card" Borjas, Freeman, and How Much Do Immigration and Trade Affect Labor Katz 1997 Market Outcomes? Borjas, George 1991 Immigration and Self Selection Borjas, George 1995 The Economic Benefits from Immigration Borjas, George 1999 Chapter 1 Brimelow 1998 Ch 3 Burrows & Wallace 1999 Ch 1, 2, 5, 33, 42, 50, 58, 62, 63, 65, 66 Card & Dinardo 2000 Do Immigrant Inflows Lead to Native Outflows? The More Things Change: Immigrants and the Children Card, DiNardo, Estes 2000 of Immigrants in the 1940s, the 1970s, and the 1990s Carter & Sutch 1998 Historical Background on Current Immigration Issues Chiswick, Barry 1999 Are Immigrants Favorably Self-Selected? Fisher, Irving 1997 selection from writings on "Eugenics" Foner, Nancy 2000 Ch 1-5, 7 The Impact of Immigrants on Host Country Wages, Friedberg and Hunt 1995 Employment, and Growth chapter, "Beyond the Melting Pot", first 3 sub-sections 1963 (pp. Moynihan Glazer, Nathan and Daniel Patrick288-301) Gould, Stephen Jay 1981 Chapter 5, The Hereditarian Theory of IQ Willing Workers: Fixing the Problem of Illegal Mexican Griswold, Daniel 2002 Migration to the US Hatton and Williamson 1998 ch 7,8 Lobo, A Peter 1996 Newest New Yorkers 1990-94 Lobo, A Peter 1999 Newest New Yorkers 95-96 update Marcus Garvey and see especially link MG: life and Lessons, Introduction as UNIA Papers Project 1995 well as general introduction Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers Project 2000 "Go to Documents" Sassen, Saskia 1995 Immigration and Local Labor Markets Simon, Julian 1989 Ch 1, Introduction Timmer and Williamson 1998 Immigration Policy Prior to the 1930s Immigrants and Natives in General Equilibrium Trade Treffler, Daniel 1998 Models Additional Sources The Effects of Immigration on the Labor Market Altonji & Card 1995 Outcomes of Less-Skilled Natives Anbinder, Tyler Five Points: The Neighborhood that… Immigration and Opportunity: Race, Ethnicity, and Bean and Bell-Rose 1999 Employment in the United States Binder & Reimers All the Nations under Heaven Borjas, George see www.borjas.com for the complete works Recent Immigrants: Unexpected Implications for Crime Butcher & Piehl 1998 and Incarceration Council on Foreign Relations City & the World Help or Hindrance? The Economic Implications of Hamermesh & Bean 1998 Immigration for African Americans Jackson & Davis Empire City The Economic Sociology of Immigration: Networks, Portes, Alejandro 1995 Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship How the Other Half Lives (virtual text, Riis, Jacob 1890 http://www.yale.edu/amstud/inforev/riis/title.html) From Give Me Your Poor to Save Our State: New York Sabagh & Bozorghmehr 2000 and Los Angeles as Immigrant Cities and Regions Source Version Stream of Windows xerox (from book on reserve) Brookings Papers on Economic Affairs elec xerox & Freeman Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market ed Abowd(from book on reserve) Journal of Economic Perspectives Spring 1995 elec Heaven's Door xerox (from book on reserve) xerox The Debate in the United States over Immigration (from book on reserve) Gotham on reserve American Economic Review, May 2000 elec xerox Issues in the Economics of Immigration, ed. Borjas (from book on reserve) The Immigration Debate, ed. Smith & Edmonston xerox (from book on reserve) elec American Economic Review, May 1999 89(2), pp. 181-85 The Works of Irving Fisher, vol. 13 xerox Ellis Island to JFK reserve Journal of Economic Perspectives Spring 1995 elec Beyond the Melting Pot xerox (from book on reserve) Mismeasure of Man on reserve elec Trade Policy Analysis, Cato Institute (www.freetrade.org/pubs/pas/tpa-019es.html) The Age of Mass Migration reserve Newest New Yorkers 1990-94 gift from CUNY Honors College! Newest New Yorkers 95-96 update gift from CUNY Honors College! http://www.isop.ucla.edu/mgpp/ elec http://adh.sc.edu/mg/mg-table.html elec xerox (from book The Economic Sociology of Immigration, ed. Alejandro Portes on reserve) The Economic Consequences of Immigration xerox (from book on reserve) Population and Development Review 24(4) elec xerox (from book on reserve) The Immigration Debate, ed. Smith & Edmonston ?? Books on reserve: CCNY call # Issues in the Economics of Immigration, ed. Borjas JV 6217 .I77 2000 The Economic Sociology of Immigration, ed. Alejandro Portes JV 6471 .E27 1995 Help or Hinderance, ed. Hamermesh & Bean JV 6471 .H45 1998 Heaven's Door, Borjas JV 6471 .B67 1999 Immigration and Opportunity, ed. Bean & Bell-Rose JV 6471 .I443 1999 JV 6465 Handbook of International Migration,ed. Hirschman, Kasinitz, DeWind .H25 1999 From Ellis Island to JFK, Foner JV 7048 .F65 2000 Mismeasure of Man, Gould BF431 .G68 1996 & 6483 The Debate in the United States over Immigration, ed. Duignan JV Gann .D42 1998 A Stream of Windows, Bhagwati HF 1713 .B472 1998 The Newest New Yorkers, Lobo JV 7048 .L63 1996 (noncirculating) The Age of Mass Migration, Hatton & Williamson JV 6217 .H37 1998 The Economic Consequences of Immigration, Julian Simon JV 6471 .S54 1989 The Immigration Debate, ed. Smith & Edmonston JV 6471 .I445 1998 HD Immigration, Trade, and the Labor Market ed Abowd & Freeman 8081 .A5 I53 1991 Gotham, Burrows & Wallace F 128.3 .B87 1999 Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison PS 3555 .L626 I5 1952 Beyond the Melting Pot, Glazer & Moynihan F 128.9 A1 G55 For class CHC 10201, CUNY Honors College "The Peopling of New York" Prof Kevin R Foster, email@example.com, x6201 You have several writing assignments in this class. All are expected to be online -- don't kill trees. Sketchbook (Journal) Reading Responses CPS dataset writing GPS exercise You have several writing assignments in this class. All are expected to be online -- don't kill trees. I would like you to make a habit of writing short "sketches" on the general topic of the impact of immigration on NYC. You should make at least 4 per week of the semester. I will not grade them individually -- these are meant to be just "sketches" -- some random thoughts, some glints of insight that you will later develop into a larger essay. The idea of this assignment is that you should begin to train yourself to keep an eye out for this Periodically (like, weekly) you should take the time to develop one of the sketches into something larger -- link it up with one of the readings, or your neighborhood tour, or do some additional research. The aim is to begin the process of being able to see the greatest issues even in the very smallest elements (this is a classical form of an essay -- Stephen Jay Gould being one of the foremost). (Of course, many of your sketches might These Sketches can, of course, be multimedia. If you want to take pictures, draw actual sketches, record sounds, make your own riffs, whatever! -- go crazy! The reading responses are more formal essays. You are to take the assignment (reading, or a visit to one of the museums) and develop an essay based on one of the points of the reading. This is a more traditional sort of assignment, but you should feel free to add elements from your sketchbook that seem promising. In this case, you will use some basic statistical tools to analyze current immigrants, in order to be able to answer the questions you've been developing in other assignments (and to compare historical episodes to the For this, you will use the ArcGIS software to analyze a neighborhood of NYC (this may be the same one you're doing your Cross Campus Project on -- efficiency is good!). As with the CPS dataset, you should begin to answer the questions that have been developed by previous assignments.
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