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Mexican American and Immigrant Poverty in the United States


Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ginny Garcia
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ginny Garcia
    Pages 7-31
  4. Ginny Garcia
    Pages 45-62
  5. Ginny Garcia
    Pages 99-127
  6. Ginny Garcia
    Pages 129-132
  7. Ginny Garcia
    Pages 133-138
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 139-204

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive portrait of the experience of poverty among Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants in the US. Given that these two groups experience some of the highest rates of poverty of any ethnicity and that it persists even while a majority work and reside in dual parent households, it becomes imperative that we explore a multitude of related factors. This book offers a systematic empirical analysis of these groups in relation to other ethnic groups, explores the individual and contextual factors associated with the determination of poverty via the use of logistic and multi-level models, details the historical context associated with Mexican immigrants, and discusses the major policies that have impacted them. It discusses the newest destinations of Mexican immigrants and also provides a discussion of undocumented migrants. Further, it details the current measure of poverty in the United States and offers a number of alternatives for modeling and measuring it.


Analysis of poverty Determination of poverty Ethnic minorities Ethnicity Examination of poverty Growing poverty dilemma Hispanics Immigrant destination states Immigrant poverty Immigrant receivers Logistic regressions Measure of poverty Mexican Mexican American Multiple statistical techniques Patterns of movement Policy change Predictors Proxy Measure Race/ethnicity Social Sciences Undocumented status

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. SociologyUniversity of Texas, San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mexican American and Immigrant Poverty in the United States
  • Authors Ginny Garcia
  • Series Title The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Ser.Demographic (formerly:Plenum Ser.Demographic)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-0538-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3511-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-0539-5
  • Series ISSN 1389-6784
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Quality of Life Research
    Sociology, general
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