Pyong Gap Min’s article co-authored with Sou Hyun Jang was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies
Pyong Gap Min ‘s article co-authored with Sou Hyun Jang (doctoral candidate in the sociology department) was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies. The article titled “The concentration of Asian Americans in STEM and health-care occupations: an intergenerational comparison” examines the concentration of Asian Americans in the STEM and health-care fields of study and occupations by generation, ethnic group and gender, compared to white Americans, based on the 2009–11 American Community Surveys. By making a generational comparison, it suggests that the selective migration of Asian immigrants is the most important factor to their concentration in these fields of study and occupations. Asian immigrants as a whole are highly selective in these fields of study and occupations, compared to white Americans, with some Asian groups showing much higher levels of concentration. While younger-generation Asian groups whose immigrant generations have an extremely high concentration have experienced significant reductions in STEM, the other groups have experienced moderate or significant increases. All younger-generation Asian groups apart from Filipino have significantly or moderately higher levels of representation in non-nurse health-care occupations than their immigrant counterparts. click to read the article.
Robert Smith Published Research on “Black Mexicans”
Professor Robert C. Smith (Baruch, Sociology) published new research exploring “Black Mexicans” and the use of racial categories. Smith’s research draws on more than 15 years of research to analyze “Black Mexicans,” phenotypically “Mexican-looking” youth who identified as Black during adolescence, used this identity to become upwardly mobile, and then abandoned it in early adulthood. The research article, “Black Mexicans, Conjunctural Ethnicity, and Operating Identities: Long-Term Ethnographic Analysis,” is available on the American Sociological Review website and will appear in the June issue of the American Sociological Review.
Els de Graauw and co-authors published a Working Paper
Els de Graauw and co-authors, Shannon Gleeson (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley), published “Funding Immigrant Organizations: Suburban Free-riding and Local Civic Presence” as a Working Paper for the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at CUNY’s Baruch College.
Donald J. Hernandez authored a policy report “Children in Immigrant Families: Essential to America’s Future”
Donald J. Hernandez authored a policy report titled Children in Immigrant Families: Essential to America’s Future, on behalf of the Foundation for Child development. The report is the first to compare the well-being of children in immigrant families (one in four children) to children with U.S.-born parents and finds significant gaps in income, education, and health.
The Wall Street Journal covered the report. Key findings include:
- 66 percent of children in immigrant families live with at least one securely employed parent, only three percentage points less than children with U.S.-born parents, at 69 percent.
- 30 percent of children in immigrant families live below the federal poverty level, compared to 19 percent of children with U.S.-born parents.
- 25 percent of children in immigrant families do not graduate high school, versus 18 percent of children with U.S.-born parents.
- Only 7 percent of children who are Dual Language Learners become proficient in reading in English by the end of third grade, versus 37 percent for students whose first language is English.
- Children who are Dual Language Learners are only one-third as likely as English Only Learners to be proficient in mathematics by the end of the third grade (14 percent versus 44 percent).
- 15 percent of children in immigrant families are not covered by health insurance, compared to 8 percent of children with U.S.-born parents.
- Only 25 percent of children with immigrant parents are living in a one-parent family, compared to 30 percent of children with U.S.-born parents.
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