In his analysis of long swings, or Kuznets cycles, Easterlin found that immigration and population growth and subsequent family formation stimulated economic growth through increasing demand for housing, urban development, and other amenities.
As news of atrocities committed in subduing the Philippines arrived in the United States, support for the war flagged.
The defeat of Spain marked the end of the Spanish Empire.
Army troops were also used. Although higher wages and better working conditions might have encouraged more long-resident native-born workers to the industrial economy, the scale and pace of the American industrial revolution might well have slowed.
If capital is fixed, additional immigrant labor would lead to lowered productivity as capital stocks are spread more thinly and as less capital is invested per worker capital dilution.
Alliances of some native-born Americans with some immigrants against other immigrants proved most effective in the case of the Chinese.
It was the result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence. Together they made up 72 percent of the total immigration. Before the age of industrialization, per-capita productivity was rarely increased by having large numbers of workers concentrated in one location Ward : First, the nature of migration selection appears to have changed over time.
The immigrants forged networks that shaped how and where they migrated and the kinds of communities they established. Our focus is on the labor and applied microeconomics research, rather than on more macroeconomic approaches to this topic.