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Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods by Michael J. White and Jennifer E. Glick

Published By: New York: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 978-0-87154-920-4
Date of Publication: 2009


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Reviewed by: Sarah E. Bohn of Public Policy Institute of California
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r11
Review Pages: 459-60

Book Review Abstract

Sarah E. Bohn of Public Policy Institute of California reviews "Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods" by Michael J. White and Jennifer E. Glick. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Presents a longitudinal assessment of the assimilation of immigrants to the United States in school, the workforce, and residential communities. Discusses a tidal wave of immigration--the scale of the contemporary immigration flow; revisiting assimilation theory; immigration and immigrant policy; s...."
Presents a longitudinal assessment of the assimilation of immigrants to the United States in school, the workforce, and residential communities. Discusses a tidal wave of immigration--the scale of the contemporary immigration flow; revisiting assimilation theory; immigration and immigrant policy; school--educational attainment of immigrants and the second generation; work--labor market achievement; neighborhood--residential assimilation of immigrants and ethnic groups; and immigrant assimilation and social policy. White is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. Glick is Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center for Population Dynamics at Arizona State University. Index.


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Sarah E. Bohn of Public Policy Institute of California


JEL Classifications

I21: Analysis of Education
J11: Demographic Trends and Forecasts; General Migration
J15: Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
J61: Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers


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