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Binational Social Networks and Assimilation: A Test of the Importance of Transnationalism
(University of California Press, 2014)
While the concept of transnationalism has gained widespread popularity among scholars as a way to describe immigrants' long-term maintenance of cross-border ties to their origin communities, critics have argued that the overall proportion of immigrants who engage in transnational behavior is low and that, as a result, transnationalism has little ...
Occupational Linguistic Niches and the Wage Growth of Latino Immigrants
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-12)
Does the concentration of recent Latino immigrants into occupational linguistic niches--occupations with large numbers of other Spanish speakers—restrict their wage growth? On the one hand, it is possible that Latino immigrants who are concentrated in jobs with large numbers of Spanish speakers may have less onthe- job exposure to English, which may ...
Communication flows and the durability of a transnational social field
We draw on unique data on communication flows between migrants and non-migrants in a bi-national, cross-border social network to test competing theories of the process of social incorporation. While advocates of the assimilation perspective argue that social incorporation is largely a one-way street, a recent literature on immigrant transnationalism ...