Hispanics in the Labor Force

An Introduction to Issues and Approaches
  • Edwin Melendez
  • Clara E. Rodriguez
  • Janis Barry Figueroa
Part of the Environment, Development and Public Policy book series (EDPP)


Twenty years ago, a researcher studying Hispanics in the United States would have found a somewhat limited list of titles. How dramatically different the situation is today. The study of Hispanic history and social development in the United States has progressed to the point where, in the early 1990s, there is now an entire literature dedicated to Hispanic studies, which certainly reflects the greater importance and visibility given to Hispanics as an ethnic group. Hispanic studies encompasses a diversity of research issues and theoretical approaches that compete in order to understand and interpret the Hispanic reality.


Labor Market Labor Market Outcome Labor Force Participation Rate Mexican Immigrant Labor Market Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin Melendez
    • 1
  • Clara E. Rodriguez
    • 2
  • Janis Barry Figueroa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban Studies and PlanningMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Division of the Social SciencesFordham University at Lincoln CenterNew YorkUSA

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