The Costs of Brain Waste among Highly Skilled Immigrants in Select

Across the United States, nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees are unemployed or stuck in low-skilled jobs. This skill underutilization, also known as “brain waste,” varies significantly by state. These fact sheets offer a profile of these highly skilled immigrants and estimate their forgone earnings and resulting unrealized tax receipts in seven key states: California, Florida, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/BrainWaste-FS-Overall.pdf

 

 

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