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Introduction

Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, and Olga Odgers

in Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284852
eISBN:
9780520960527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284852.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Mexican migration and integration to the United States. The migration of Mexicans to the United States stands out by virtue of its volume and its ... More


The Low-Wage Sector

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Worker incomes stagnated in the 1970s, barely growing in the following decades. Jobs grew for low-wage occupations and for high paying jobs, but not in the middle, leading to an hour-glass job ... More


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