1st Edition

Asian and Hispanic Immigrant Women in the Work Force Implications of the United States Immigration Policies since 1965

By Fung-Yea Huang Copyright 1997

    Data from the Current Population Survey were used in a unique analysis of migration and economic adaptation in a nationally representative sample of Asian and Hispanic immigrant women. The study describes migration patterns and compares the labor market adaptation experiences of women who migrated with their families and women who migrated independently. The book also examines the systematic differences in migration patterns by country of origin and how these differences relate to labor market performance The findings highlight the considerable impact of immigration policy on the economic adaptation of immigration women. Wives who migrated before their husbands were more likely to be in the labor force, especially when compared to wives migrating after their husbands. In contrast, wives who migrated with their husbands were not likely to participate in the labor force. Interestingly, Asian immigrant wives, were more likely to migrate while married than were Hispanic immigrant wives. Asian wives who migrated after their husbands, earned substantially lower wages than their respective ethnic counterparts (Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University, 1995; revised with new preface and index)

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Female Immigration, Selectivity, and Settlement; Chapter 3 Immigration Policy, Family Reunification, and National Origin; Chapter 4 Research Design; Chapter 5 Sources of Data and Imputations; Chapter 6 Results and Discussion; Chapter 7 Summary and Conclusion;


    Fung-Yea Huang