Inequality at Work: Hispanics in the U.S. Labor Force

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Oxford University Press, 1991 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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This book provides the first comprehensive economic assessment of the rapidly growing Hispanic American work force. In a wide-ranging analysis of a variety of large computerized data banks, the author presents a host of original findings on postwar trends in Hispanic wages, poverty unemployment rates, and educational attainment. The implications of these findings for current debates on income inequality, discrimination, school dropouts, and the domestic effects of immigration are thoroughly evaluated. Many of the conclusions throw into question widely held views on these issues among the public, academics, and policymakers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Emergence of the Hispanic American Labor Force
10
Growth and Stagnation in Employment and Earnings
53
Distribution of Hispanic Study Sample by SpanishOrigin Categories
90
Hispanic Unemployment Across the Business Cycle
95
Unemployment Differentials Among SpanishOrigin Groups
130
Dimensions and Prospects
167
The Educational Crisis of Hispanic Youth
186
Does Immigration Harm Native Workers?
209
Epilogue
253
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Page 273 - US Bureau of the Census, US Census of Population: 1950, Vol. II, Characteristics of the Population, Part 1, US Summary, Washington 1953.

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Gregory DeFreitas is at Hofstra University.

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