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Global Trends in Highly Skilled Immigration 1

Herbert Brücker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of highly skilled migration into developed countries. In particular, it looks at the balance of highly skilled migration within the OECD and between the OECD ... More


United States: The Changing Face of the United States of America

Uma A. Segal

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Known as the “Land of Opportunities,” the United States of America is also recognized as a relatively young land to which almost the entire population or its ancestors, barring the small numbers of ... More


Cultural Integration in the United States

Jacob Vigdor

in Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660094
eISBN:
9780191748936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660094.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter presents evidence on cultural integration of immigrants in the United States for the period between 1900 and 2007. As summarized by an index measure, cultural assimilation has changed ... More


What Is "Your" Race?: The Census and Our Flawed Efforts to Classify Americans

Kenneth Prewitt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157030
eISBN:
9781400846795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157030.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America is preoccupied with race statistics—perhaps more than any other nation. Do these statistics illuminate social reality and produce coherent social policy, or cloud that reality and confuse ... More


Americanizing the American Diet: Immigrant Cuisines and Not-So-Foreign Foods

Helen Zoe Veit

in Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607702
eISBN:
9781469612751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607702.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Americanization, which reached the height of its power in the era of the Great War. It is defined here as the movement to induce foreign-born people and their children to adopt ... More


Immigrants’ Social Rights across Welfare States

Diane Sainsbury and Ann Morissens

in Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654772
eISBN:
9780191744747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654772.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 moves beyond formal rights to substantive social rights, and it provides a systematic comparison of immigrants' social rights across the six countries, using the Luxembourg Income Study ... More


New York and Los Angeles as Immigrant Destinations: Contrasts and Convergence

Nancy Foner and Roger Waldinger

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter first discusses the differences between Los Angeles and New York in the origins and characteristics of the immigrants who have moved there, their immigrant histories, and their economic, ... More


McCarran Act Persecutions and the Fight for Alien Rights

Cindy I-Fen Cheng

in Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759356
eISBN:
9780814770849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759356.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the federal government's suppression of the political activities of Korean radicals in the United States in an effort to protect the integrity of the country's political system. ... More


Educating the Children of Immigrants in the United States

Dylan Conger and Rebecca Hinze-Pifer

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Nearly one-quarter of youth under that age of 18 in the United States live in immigrant families, and this group is among the fastest growing segments of the US child population. This chapter ... More


Black on Black History

Candis Watts Smith

in Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the political behavior of foreign-born Blacks toward native black African Americans. Black immigrant politicians distance themselves from African Americans to gain votes from ... More


Mexican Immigration to the United States

George J. Borjas (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

From debates on Capitol Hill to the popular media, Mexican immigrants are the subject of widespread controversy. By 2003, their growing numbers accounted for 28.3 percent of all foreign-born ... More


Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment

Richard B. Freeman and Daniel L. Goroff (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261898
eISBN:
9780226261904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261904.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Beginning in the early 2000s, there was an upsurge of national concern over the state of the science and engineering job market that sparked a plethora of studies, commission reports, and a ... More


The Alignment and Representation of European Voters

Dennis C. Spies

in Immigration and Welfare State Retrenchment: Why the US Experience is not Reflected in Western Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812906
eISBN:
9780191850691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812906.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter shows how anti-immigrant sentiment and welfare support influence the voting behavior of natives and foreign-born citizens in Europe. The results indicate that both sets of attitudes are ... More


Challenging Segregation: Chinese Children at School

Wendy Rouse Jorae

in The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833131
eISBN:
9781469605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898581_jorae.8
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how children growing up in Chinatown and desiring an American education chose between attendance at one of the private schools or at the segregated Chinese Public School. There ... More


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