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Recent Trends in Hispanic Immigration to the United States

Citation

Massey, Douglas S. & Harris, Kathleen Mullan (1983). Recent Trends in Hispanic Immigration to the United States. International Migration Review, 17(2), 212-244.

Abstract

Recent patterns of Hispanic immigration to the United States are examined using data from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. "From 1960 to 1978 Hispanic immigration increased significantly, reflecting the general acceleration in total immigration to the United States. Demographic trends reveal that Hispanic immigrants are increasingly working-age women. Their occupation composition is primarily blue collar, with operatives emerging as the predominant job category during the 1970s." The authors note that these immigrants settle primarily in a small number of urban centers of Hispanic population and culture in the United States, and thus the effects of immigration will be concentrated on the low-skill segment of particular urban labor markets that already contain large numbers of Hispanic workers.

URL

https://doi.org/10.2307/2545976

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1983

Journal Title

International Migration Review

Author(s)

Massey, Douglas S.
Harris, Kathleen Mullan