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Inequality at work : Hispanics in the U.S. labor force

Author: Gregory DeFreitas
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory DeFreitas
ISBN: 0195064216 9780195064216
OCLC Number: 23386734
Description: xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Emergence of the Hispanic American Labor Force --
Mexican Americans --
Puerto Ricans --
Cubans --
Other Latin Americans --
Growth and Stagnation in Employment and Earnings --
Data Comparability Problems --
Income and Earnings Trends: 1949-1979 --
Annual Trends: 1973-1987 --
Poverty: 1949-1987 --
Explanations of the Postwar Patterns --
Hispanic Unemployment Across the Business Cycle --
Unemployment Theories and Minority Unemployment --
Cyclical Fluctuations in Participation and Employment --
Econometric Findings --
Unemployment Differentials Among Spanish-Origin Groups --
Evidence on Spell Frequency, Length, and Causes --
Multivariate Analysis of Incidence and Duration --
Decomposition of the Unemployment Gap --
Hispanic Capitalism: Dimensions and Prospects --
Changes in Self-Employment, 1970-1980 --
Determinants of Self-Employment --
Consequences of Self-Employment --
The Educational Crisis of Hispanic Youth --
Educational Attainment Differentials --
Determinants of Enrollment --
Regression Analysis of Dropout Behavior --
Does Immigration Harm Native Workers? --
The Magnitude of Migration --
Impacts on the Public Transfer System --
Impacts on Domestic Earnings and Unemployment.
Responsibility: Gregory DeFreitas.
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The author presents a detailed economic analysis of the rapidly growing Hispanic work force presently living in the USA.  Read more...


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an impressive piece of work, bringing together in one place an enormous amount of literature and data in order to address important questions * Urban Literature *

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