An Application of the Bass diffusion model to border security and illegal immigration

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dc.contributor.advisor Foltz, Franz
dc.contributor.author Ohene-Asah, Ayeh
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-01T15:53:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-01T15:53:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/10848
dc.description.abstract This research's objective was to apply the Bass Diffusion model to border security and illegal immigration. The Potential Actual Illegal Immigration Population (PAIIP) model was created using the Vensim software program to illustrate and simulate illegal border crossings and assess the impact of detention, deportation, and amnesty on the communication between potential and actual illegal immigrants. This systems modeling approach combined with a secondary analysis method was used for data collection and analysis. Results indicate that no single or combination of policies solves the problem of illegal immigration. This study's conclusions point out that the greater the quality of information communicated between actual illegal immigrants that reside in the United States and potential illegal immigrants that live outside of the United States increases the probability of illegal crossings. Policymakers should ensure that institutions and agencies work in unison at the local, state, and federal level to deter illegal immigration and provide national security. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Border security en_US
dc.subject Illegal immigration en_US
dc.subject Mathematical models en_US
dc.subject.lcc JV6483 .O44 2009
dc.subject.lcsh Border security--United States--Mathematical models en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Illegal aliens--Government policy--United States en_US
dc.title An Application of the Bass diffusion model to border security and illegal immigration en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Science, Technology and Public Policy en_US

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