On September 19th, Leah Boustan gave the Distinguished Lecture on Globalization at Dartmouth, organized by the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization Cluster at Dartmouth. View the recording.
Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success
Immigration is one of the most fraught topics in American political discourse. But in most cases, the things we believe about immigration are based largely on myth, not facts. In this talk, Leah Boustan uses big data on millions of immigrant families to present new evidence about the past and present of the American Dream. The data shows that children of immigrants have had higher rates of economic mobility than children of similar US-born parents for more than a century, and that immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than the US-born, both in the past and today.