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Where Do the New U.S. Immigrants Live?

Ann P Bartel

Journal of Labor Economics, 1989, vol. 7, issue 4, 371-91

Abstract: Analyzing the location choices of the post-1964 U.S. immigrants results in three main findings: (1) these immigrants are more geographically concentrated than natives of the same age and ethnicity and reside in cities with large ethnic populations; (2) education plays a key role in location choice, reducing geographic concentration and the likelihood of being in cities with a high concentration of fellow countrymen and increasing the probability of changing locations after arrival in the United States; and (3) internal migration within the United States occurs more frequently among immigrants than natives and facilitates the process of assimilation for the more educated individuals. Copyright 1989 by University of Chicago Press.

Date: 1989
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