Inequality at Work: Hispanics in the U.S. Labor Force
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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The Emergence of the Hispanic American Labor Force
Growth and Stagnation in Employment and Earnings
Distribution of Hispanic Study Sample by SpanishOrigin Categories
Hispanic Unemployment Across the Business Cycle
Unemployment Differentials Among SpanishOrigin Groups
Dimensions and Prospects
The Educational Crisis of Hispanic Youth
Does Immigration Harm Native Workers?
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