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Into the Mainstream? Labor market outcomes of Mexican-origin workers

Luthra, RR and Waldinger, R (2010) 'Into the Mainstream? Labor market outcomes of Mexican-origin workers.' International Migration Review, 44 (4). 830 - 868. ISSN 0197-9183

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Abstract

We evaluate recent revisions of assimilation theory by comparing the labor market performance of Mexican immigrants and their descendents to those of native white and black Americans. Using the Current Population Survey Contingent Worker Series, we examine public and non-standard employment and fringe benefits in addition to earnings. We find little evidence that Mexican Americans cluster in non-standard work, noting instead intergenerational improvement in benefits and pay. However, all Mexican-origin workers are disadvantaged relative to native whites in terms of benefits. It is only within the public sector that the labor market outcomes of Mexican-origin workers converge with native whites. © 2010 by the Center for Migration Studies of New York.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 14:45
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 02:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7162

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