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Occupational segregation of Hispanics in US metropolitan areas

Olga Alonso-Villar, Carlos Gradín () and Coral del Rio Otero ()

Applied Economics, 2013, vol. 45, issue 30, 4298-4307

Abstract: This article quantifies the occupational segregation of Hispanics in the largest Hispanic enclaves of the US. Using a procedure based on propensity score, it explores the role played by the characteristics of Hispanics, such as country of origin and English fluency, in explaining the variation of segregation across metropolitan areas. Regarding the characteristics of the metropolitan areas, a regression analysis shows that the segregation of Hispanic workers tends to be higher in relatively smaller and highly educated labour markets, with a lower proportion of Hispanics, a higher growth of recent foreign-born Hispanics and in areas where they face cooler feelings from the rest of the population.

Date: 2013
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