Currently published as: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
Online from: 1981
Subject Area: Accounting and Finance
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|Title:||Earnings attainment of immigrants in the USA: the effects of race, gender, and place of birth|
|Author(s):||Ami R. Moore, (Department of Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA), Foster Amey, (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA), Yawo Bessa, (Department of Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA)|
|Citation:||Ami R. Moore, Foster Amey, Yawo Bessa, (2009) "Earnings attainment of immigrants in the USA: the effects of race, gender, and place of birth", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 28 Iss: 6, pp.500 - 512|
|Keywords:||Equal opportunities, Immigrants, Pay differentials, United States of America|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/02610150910980792 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of race, gender, and region of birth by assessing the earnings of blacks and whites from Africa, blacks from the Americas, whites from Europe and Asians from Asia.
Design/methodology/approach – Using data from the
Findings – The paper finds an unambiguous race effect among male workers. White males from both Africa and Europe have significant advantage over non-white male workers from Africa, the Americas, and Asia. However, the earnings attainment is more favorable to white African males regardless of income levels. Further, a gender effect is also found in that relative to the earnings of white African-born males, all the female workers in our study had lower odds at all the earning percentiles regardless of race and region of origin.
Originality/value – This paper helps clarify the issue of gender and stratification as it relates to immigrants in the USA.
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