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Title Latinos and the economy : integration and impact in schools, labor markets, and beyond / David L. Leal, Stephen J. Trejo, editors
Published New York ; London : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 327 pages) : illustrations
Series Immigrants and minorities, politics and policy
Immigrants and minorities, politics and policy.
Contents 1. Introduction / Stephen J. Trejo -- pt. I K-12 Education -- 2. Hispanic Diaspora and the Public Schools: Educating Hispanics / Richard Fry -- 3. System of Elections, Latino Representation, and School Policy in Central California Schools / Max Neiman -- pt. II Higher Education -- 4. Does Reducing College Costs Improve Educational Outcomes for Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from State Laws Permitting Undocumented Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition at State Colleges and Universities / Chinhui Juhn -- 5. Is There a Link Between Hispanics and First-Generation College Students? The Importance of Exposure to a College-Going Tradition / Arturo Gonzalez -- pt. III Legalization and Naturalization -- 6. Effects of Legalization on Migrant Remittances / Francesca Mazzolari -- 7. Naturalization and Its Determinants Among Immigrants from Latin America: The Role of Dual Citizenship Rights / Francesca Mazzolari -- pt. IV Earnings -- 8. LEP Earnings Penalty Among Hispanic Men in the US: 1980 to 2005 / Alberto Davila -- 9. Minimum Wage and Latino Workers / Madeline Zavodny -- 10. Latino Veterans and Income: Are There Gains from Military Service? / Jeremy M. Teigen -- pt. V Economic Impacts of Latinos -- 11. Do Recent Latino Immigrants Compete for Jobs with Native Hispanics and Earlier Latino Immigrants? / Mutlu Yuksel -- 12. Immigrants, Hispanics, and the Evolution of Housing Prices in the US / Albert Saiz -- pt. VI Inter-Generational Incorporation and Economic Outcomes -- 13. Effects of English Proficiency Among Childhood Immigrants: Are Hispanics Different? / Aimee Chin -- 14. Who Remains Mexican? Selective Ethnic Attrition and the Intergenerational Progress of Mexican Americans / Stephen J. Trejo
Summary At 15.4 percent of the population, Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States. They are a growing presence in all sectors of the economy, play an increasingly important role in government and politics, and are influential across a wide range of cultural domains. Despite the growing attention paid to Latinos in recent years, this population is characterized by relatively low socio-economic status, and Latinos frequently rank behind the majority white population and other minority groups when it comes to education, finances, and employment. This book contributes to the understanding of these issues by addressing a comprehensive range of topics on Latino economic incorporation, outcomes, and impact over an individual's lifetime. The volume starts with the foundational issue of education, and then moves to immigrant integration and adjustment, Latino and immigrant earnings, the economic impact of Latinos, and inter-generational incorporation and long-term integration issues. The contributions provide wide-ranging perspectives on the key factors that determine whether Latinos will be able to achieve their economic potential. The substantial individual, national, and international implications of these studies make this book of interest to scholars and policy-makers alike, particularly those concerned with the issues of education, immigration, employment, and earnings. "The rapid and continuing growth of the Hispanic population ensures that the debate over social policy in the next few decades will increasingly focus on how best to alleviate the economic and social problems facing this population and perhaps encourage rapid assimilation. The studies in the volume edited by David Leal and Stephen Trejo provide an excellent foundation for this discussion. The conceptual issues and findings in these papers are sure to be valuable to both policy makers and researchers." (George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University). ""Latinos and the Economy" provides a truly authoritative but accessible compilation of first-rate scholarship on Hispanic incorporation, educational and political gains, and ongoing economic and cultural impacts
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Subject Hispanic Americans -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Hispanic Americans -- Employment -- United States -- Congresses.
Hispanic Americans -- Education -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- Employment -- United States -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- Education -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Leal, David L.
Trejo, Stephen J., 1959-
LC no. 2011410785
ISBN 144196682X (electronic bk.)
9781441966827 (electronic bk.)