Immigration and California: issues for the 1980s

by Kevin F. McCarthy


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In this paper the author addresses three basic topics. First, he demonstrates ways in which immigration is currently reshaping the profile of California and explains why these trends are likely to continue. Next, he discusses what these changes mean for business. Finally, he outlines the challenges that these trends pose for the public sector and suggests how the public sector's response could affect the social fabric of the state.

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