Lecture #8 - 10/23/08 Economic Incorporation and Work...

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10/23/08 Economic Incorporation and Work Relations Patterns of Economic Incorporation (1): General Descriptions Portes and Rumbault’s 2001 Study of First-Generation Immigrants: College degree: 20%; High school diploma 65% Average family income is 25,000 dollars Patterns of Economic Incorporation (2): Key Predictors (Get WS from online) Patterns of Economic Incorporation (3): Variation by ethnicity (Get WS from online) Patterns of Economic Incorporation (4): Variation by Nationality (1 st Generation) Length of residence o No impact on Mexicans and Nicaraguans College degree o Minimal impact on Mexicans and Nicaraguans o Both Factors positive for Vietnamese and Cubans Education Attainment among Second-Generation (Get WS from online) How to explain group differences? Modes of Incorporation Ethnic Networks (Going to be on Midterm) o Waters’ study of West Indian at work: o Why are foreign-born, poorly educated blacks more likely to be employed than native blacks? Role of ethnic networks
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Lecture #8 - 10/23/08 Economic Incorporation and Work...

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