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Immigrants and American Dream : Remaking the Middle Class

Immigrants and American Dream : Remaking the Middle Class - 03 edition

Immigrants and American Dream : Remaking the Middle Class - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9781572308800

ISBN10: 157230880X

Immigrants and American Dream : Remaking the Middle Class by William Clark - ISBN 9781572308800
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Press
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International: No
Immigrants and American Dream : Remaking the Middle Class by William Clark - ISBN 9781572308800

ISBN13: 9781572308800

ISBN10: 157230880X

Edition: 03

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Summary

The United States has absorbed nearly 10 million immigrants in the past decade. This book examines who the new immigrants are, where they live, and who among them are gaining entry into the American middle class. Discussed are the complex factors that promote or hinder immigrant success, as well as the varying opportunities and constraints met by those living in particular regions. Extensive data are synthesized on key dimensions of immigrant achievement: income level, professional status, and rates of homeownership and political participation. Also provided is a balanced analysis of the effects of immigration on broader socioeconomic, geographic, and political trends. Examining the extent to which contemporary immigrants are realizing the American dream, this book explores crucial policy questions and challenges that face our diversifying society.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Immigration and the American Dream
2. Immigrants in the United States: Numbers, Flows, and Policies
3. Making It in America: The Foreign-Born Middle Class
4. Entering the Professions
5. Reaching for Homeownership
6. Voicing Allegiance
7. Joining a Divided Society?
8. Reinventing the Middle Class: Paths to the Future
· Appendix: Data and Data Sources