Is Immigration Necessary? Work, Growth, and the Future in Japan and the United States

Director John Skrentny and several people from CCIS team are guest editors for this special issue of American Behavioral Scientist: Is Immigration Necessary? Work, Growth, and the Future in Japan and the United States.

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Introduction

John D. Skrentny, Micah Gell-Redman,and Jack Jin Gary Lee
Japan, the United States, and the Philosophical Bases of Immigration Policy

Articles

Frank D. Bean, Susan K. Brown, James D. Bachmeier, Zoya Gubernskaya, and Christopher D. Smith
Luxury, Necessity, and Anachronistic Workers: Does the United States Need Unskilled Immigrant Labor?

Yasushi Iguchi
What Role Do Low-Skilled Migrants Play in the Japanese Labor Markets?

Philip Martin
High-Skilled Migrants: S&E Workers in the United States

Nana Oishi
The Limits of Immigration Policies: The Challenges of Highly Skilled Migration in Japan

Marc R. Rosenblum
Alternatives to Migration in the United States: Policy Issues and Economic Impact

Toshimitsu Shinkawa
Substitutes for Immigrants?: Social Policy Responses to Population Decreases in Japan

Manolo Abella
The United States’ and Japan’s Immigration Dilemmas in Comparative Perspective