"The rapid and continuing growth of the Hispanic population ensures that the debate over social policy in the next few decades will increasingly focus on how best to alleviate the economic and social problems facing this population and perhaps encourage rapid assimilation. The studies in the volume edited by David Leal and Stephen Trejo provide an excellent foundation for this discussion. The conceptual issues and findings in these papers are sure to be valuable to both policy makers and researchers." - George Borjas Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University
" Latinos and the Economy provides a truly authoritative but accessible compilation of first-rate scholarship on Hispanic incorporation, educational and political gains, and ongoing economic and cultural impacts. It is 'must reading' for anyone concerned about the future, especially as America moves inexorably towards becoming a majority-minority society by mid-century." - Daniel T. Lichter Ferris Family Professor Department of Policy Analysis and Management Cornell University
"This is the volume to read for anyone interested in current American immigration issues or the role of Hispanics in the U.S. economy." Daniel S. Hamermesh Killam Professor of Economics University of Texas at Austin "The future of America is closely intertwined with the successful integration-economically, politically, and socially-of the Latino population. Latinos now comprise one of every seven workers and almost one of every five students in the United States. The research reported in this volume describes the challenges faced by Latinos in schools, the labor market, and in communities and explains their prospects for upward mobility. These studies suggest that a significant investment in expanding educational opportunities may be the single most important policy lever to incorporate Latinos into the American mainstream." - Charles Hirschman Professor of Public Affairs and Boeing International Professor of Sociology University of Washington
Latinos and the U.S. Economy.- The Hispanic Diaspora and the Public Schools: Educating Hispanics.- System of Elections, Latino Representation, and School Policy in Central California Schools.- Does Reducing College Costs Improve Educational Outcomes for Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from State Laws Permitting Undocumented Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition at State Colleges and Universities.- Hispanic and First Generation College Students: How do They Fare in Postecondary Education? The Effects of Legalization on Migrant Remittances.- Naturalization and its Determinants Among Immigrants from Latin America: The Role of Dual Citizenship Rights.- The LEP Earnings Penalty Among Hispanic Men in the US: 1980 to 2005.- The Minimum Wage and Latino Workers.- Latino Veterans and Income: Is There a Penalty for Military Service?- Do Recent Latino Immigrants Compete for Jobs with Native Hispanics and Earlier Latino Immigrants?- Immigrants, Hispanics, and the Evolution of Housing Prices in the US.- The Effects of English Proficiency on Economic and Social Outcomes: Summary of Evidence from Childhood Immigration in the U.S. Census- Who Remains Mexican? Selective Ethnic Attrition and the Intergenerational Progress of Mexican Americans
Provides cutting-edge analyses by economists of important questions concerning the integration and impact of U.S. Latinos
Covers issues of key economic importance in the life of Latinos, from education through employment, rather than providing a snapshot of one economic segment, skill, or dynamic.
Targets non-economists and policy-makers alike with accessibly written chapters