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Author DeFreitas, Gregory.

Title Inequality at work : Hispanics in the U.S. labor force / Gregory DeFreitas.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.

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 UniM Bund  331.6368073 DEFR {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [258]-276) and index.
Contents 2. Emergence of the Hispanic American Labor Force 10 -- Mexican Americans 11 -- Puerto Ricans 26 -- Cubans 36 -- Other Latin Americans 39 -- 3. Growth and Stagnation in Employment and Earnings 53 -- Data Comparability Problems 53 -- Income and Earnings Trends: 1949-1979 54 -- Annual Trends: 1973-1987 57 -- Poverty: 1949-1987 60 -- Explanations of the Postwar Patterns 65 -- 4. Hispanic Unemployment Across the Business Cycle 95 -- Unemployment Theories and Minority Unemployment 95 -- Cyclical Fluctuations in Participation and Employment 113 -- Econometric Findings 118 -- 5. Unemployment Differentials Among Spanish-Origin Groups 130 -- Evidence on Spell Frequency, Length, and Causes 130 -- Multivariate Analysis of Incidence and Duration 144 -- Decomposition of the Unemployment Gap 156 -- 6. Hispanic Capitalism: Dimensions and Prospects 167 -- Changes in Self-Employment, 1970-1980 168 -- Determinants of Self-Employment 169 -- Consequences of Self-Employment 176 -- 7. Educational Crisis of Hispanic Youth 186 -- Educational Attainment Differentials 187 -- Determinants of Enrollment 188 -- Regression Analysis of Dropout Behavior 198 -- 8. Does Immigration Harm Native Workers? 209 -- Magnitude of Migration 210 -- Impacts on the Public Transfer System 214 -- Impacts on Domestic Earnings and Unemployment 228.
Summary 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.
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Employment.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
ISBN 0195064216