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


In the Introduction of this volume, we noted that the economic and political landscape confronting the majority of Hispanic residents in this country was significantly different from that encountered by earlier European immigrants. Although over time the incorporation of Hispanics into the labor force appeared to replicate the traditional experience of immigrant’s “crowding” into low-skilled, entry-level jobs, the upward occupational mobility that had characterized the assimilation process of earlier European immigrant groups was not evidenced in the socioeconomic profile of Hispanics.


Labor Market Hispanic Population Regional Labor Market Earning Inequality Hispanic Immigrant 
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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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