Diversity and Inclusion

The defining myths about immigration in the US are all wrong, says Stanford economist

In a 2021 Gallup survey, 75% of Americans stated that immigration was a 'good thing'. Image: Unsplash/Nitish Meena

Melissa De Witte

Deputy Director for Social Science Communications, Stanford University

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Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky is co-author of a new book that looks at how the immigration experience has evolved over time in America. Image: Andrew Brodhead
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Jacob Lopata with his wife and children, including Melvin, who became like a second father to Abramitzky when he immigrated to the US for graduate school. Image: Courtesy of Ran Abramitzky

Abramitzky and his co-author, Leah Boustan, showed that children of poor immigrants achieve more economic mobility than the children of white US-born fathers. Image: Courtesy of Ran Abramitzky

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