The Labor Market Prospects of Undocumented Students Exiting Higher Education

This digital collection is the result of PhD dissertation research that examines the effects of immigration and legal status on the labor market prospects of students existing higher education. Specifically, this project tests in a field and survey experimental framework whether and how employers screen student job applicants based on immigration and legal status for employment positions. This project includes all the instruments, protocols, documentation, and data for other scholars interested in experimental design to replicate the results, adapt them for use in other contexts, or expand them to other treatments. This collection also includes training materials, including information on job applicants’ hiring rights, for institutions of higher education, immigrant-serving organizations, and students interested in entering the labor market.

There are two main objectives for the societal impacts of this project. The first is to enable scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to easily access and utilize these documents, whether that be to replicate the results, adapt them for their own purpose, or expand them to other labor market, schooling, or treatment contexts. The second objective is to enable institutions of higher education, immigrant-serving organizations, and students to easily learn from the results. It is important for immigrants entering the labor market to learn how employers screen information on immigration and legal status. This product will preserve employer behavior and translate the results into training materials so that students benefit when applying for jobs.

Author: A. Nicole Kreisberg

Please cite this archive using the DOI: https://doi.org/10.26300/3a8m-av64