Hispanics in the US Labor Market

Selected Research

Edited by:
Richard R. Verdugo, UAB - Centre for Demographic Studies, Barcelona, Spain

A volume in the series: The Hispanic Population in the United States. Editor(s): Richard R. Verdugo, UAB - Centre for Demographic Studies, Barcelona, Spain.

Published 2013

The Hispanic population has emerged at the largest ethnic/racial minority in the United States, and has also become a major political constituency. Consequently, it is important to gauge the extent to which they have been integrated into various societal institutions. One important institution is the US labor market.

The research contained in the present volume assess a number of issues about how well Hispanics are integrated into the US labor market, a major factor in the group’s economic status. The research makes important contributions to the existing body of research on the Hispanic population, and may be used by scholars and policy makers in better understanding the status of this important ethnic/racial group.

CONTENTS
1. Hispanics in the US Labor Market: An Introduction, Richard R. Verdugo. 2. Latinos in the US Labor Market: A Brief History and Literature Review, Mine Doyran. 3. The Determinants of Income among Hispanics in the California Central Valley: A Survey, Antonio Avalos. 4. Ethnic Enclaves and the Incomes of Latino Immigrant Workers, Michael Aguilera. 5. White-Hispanic Earnings Inequality in Urban Labor Markets: A Study of White Advantage, Travis Scott Lowe and Michael Wallace. 6. Hispanics and the Great Recession: Differences in Unemployment Rate Duration by Ethnicity and Race 2003-2010, Harvey Cutler, Anita Alves Pena, and Martin Shields. 7. Latin American Immigration in the United States: Is There Wage Assimilation Across the Wage Distribution? Catalina Franco.