Item description for The Occupational Attainment of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States, Canada, and England (New Americans (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).) by Melonie P. Heron...
Many scholars consider education to be a social leveler. Previous research also shows that immigrant status, gender, and race are three major axes of stratification in each country. However, these three bases of inequality rarely operate independently. Combinations of disadvantaged statuses produce handicaps beyond those experienced by individuals with a single disadvantaged status. Testing neo-classical and neo-Marxist theories, Heron uses census data in the U.S., Canada, and England to model this previously ignored complexity. She examines the role that education plays in counteracting different combinations of disadvantaged statuses. She finds evidence in support of both theoretical models. Interestingly, she also finds that only in the U.S. and only for African-American women does education provide an even greater reward over and above that provided on average. This allows highly educated African-American, but not Caribbean, women to achieve occupational parity with highly educated white U.S.-born women.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.82" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date Nov 12, 2001
Publisher LFB Scholarly Publishing
ISBN 1931202206 ISBN13 9781931202206
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More About Melonie P. Heron
Heron is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography at the Florida State University and a 2000-2002 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellow at the RAND Corporation. She is interested in immigrant adaptation, population health and aging, and racial inequality.