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Table 7 The effect of likely unauthorized immigrant population size on E-Verify law adoption

From: Do state work eligibility verification laws reduce unauthorized immigration?

  All Not recent Recent New
A. Population size last year 0.143 (0.138) 0.029 (0.074) 0.109 (0.091) 0.010 (0.020)
N 459 459 459 459
B. Population size this year 0.318 (0.211) 0.235 (0.146) 0.137 (0.101) 0.036 (0.044)
N 510 510 510 510
C. Population growth rate 0.047 (0.050) 0.007 (0.058) −0.042 (0.043) 0.021 (0.019)
N 459 459 459 459
  1. Note: Shown are estimated coefficients on the log of the population size. The dependent variable indicates whether a state adopted a universal E-Verify law that year. Each entry is from a separate OLS regression. The estimated coefficients shown in row 3 are multiplied by 1000. The regressions include the log of state real GDP per capita, the unemployment rate, housing permits, housing starts, and the log of real state government expenditures per capita (all lagged 1 year); state and year fixed effects; and state-specific linear time trends. Observations are weighted using the sum of the person weights in the population group. Standard errors are robust and clustered on state