On the Back of Blacks?

Nelson Lim

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:
On the Back of Blacks?

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This chapter considers the question of whether and how immigrants affect the employment prospects of African Americans. It compares the niches of immigrants and African Americans over a two decade period, from 1970 until 1990. The chapter looks at the endogenous forces that have transformed African American niches in all five immigrant regions. Based on the information presented in the chapter, the author argues that immigrants pulled African Americans into better niches by factors that bore little or no relationship to immigration.

Keywords: employment prospects; African Americans; niches; endogenous forces

Chapter.  14489 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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