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From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In by Jacob L. Vigdor

Published By: Lanham, Md. and Plymouth, U.K.: Rowman and Littlefield
ISBN: 978-1-4422-0136-1
Date of Publication: 2009


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Reviewed by: Gordon Hanson of University of California, San Diego and NBER
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.3.719.r19
Review Pages: 766-67

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Gordon Hanson of University of California, San Diego and NBER reviews "From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In" by Jacob L. Vigdor. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Examines the experiences and the process of assimilation of immigrants to the United States between 1850 and 2007. Discusses an immigrant's decision; a historical overview of immigration to the United States; fitting in economically; fitting in linguistically; fitting in officially; fitting into the neighborhood; and joining the family. Vigdor is Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University. Index."


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Gordon Hanson of University of California, San Diego and NBER


JEL Classifications

J11: Demographic Trends and Forecasts; General Migration
J15: Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
N31: Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Religion, and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
N32: Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Religion, and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
Z13: Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology


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