Chapter

Up from Poverty?

Roger Waldinger

in Strangers at the Gates

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780520230927
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230927.003.0003
Up from Poverty?

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This chapter considers how that immigrants who are not fluent in English and are poorly educated are able to find jobs in the United States. It looks at the broader implications of this situation, and stresses the importance of comparisons that consider gender and nativity status. The discussion determines that immigrants may have ample access to social capital, but their resources are not available to all. It states that even immigrants who benefit from their connections to employers find that those connections work less efficiently in placing them in jobs of adequate quality.

Keywords: immigrants; poorly educated; gender; nativity status; social capital; connections to employers

Chapter.  10720 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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