Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Randall K. Filer
In the 1980s, a boatlift brought 125,000 Cuban refugees to Miami, known as the Mariel Boatlift. Using data from David Roodman’s blog and from National Bureau Economic Research and the synthetic control method, I examine the effect of the Mariel Boatlift on low-educated female non-Hispanic ages 18-65’s wages. The results suggest there is little to no effect of the Mariel Boatlift on the wages of low-educated female non-Hispanic aged 18-65.
Lee, Derrick, "Miamian meets Mariel Boatlift Refugees: A Reevaluation of the Effect of the Mariel Boatlift" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.