Warmth of the Welcome: The Social Causes of Economic Success for Immigrants in Different Nations and Cities

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Index
Adelaide ( Australia), immigrant populations in, 53(table), 57, 139
AFDC. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Agribusiness, influence on immigration policy, 84
Agriculture, employment in, 157, 158(table)
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 207
Albert, Michel, 237
Alien Nation, 4
All for Australia, 4-5, 251 (n11)
Anti-Semitism, 38, 250(n8)
Asian immigrants
in Australia, 9, 12(table), 13, 85
in Canada, 9, 11 (table), 13, 90
in earnings decomposition comparisons, 130(table), 132
earnings inequality and, 125(table), 172(table), 174, 199(table), 202
in "education cities," 137(table)
entry-level earnings, 5, 47-49, 50(table), 51, 63-64(table), 65, 193(table), 194, 195-196
immigration categories used by, 88
points system and, 90
skill levels, 91-92(table), 93, 94, 95, 99-103
skills polarization and, 121-122(table), 123, 142-143(table), 144-145
unions and, 85, 168
in United States, 9, 10(table), 13, 88, 255(n15)
welfare and, 216(table), 217
See also individual nationalities
Assimilation, 251(n11)
Australia
attractiveness to immigrants, 84
collective welfare and, 7
earnings decomposition comparisons, 128, 130(table), 132
earnings distribution in, 26, 172(table), 174
earnings inequality in, 124, 125-126(table), 127, 151-156, 180, 181 (table), 182, 183
education and, 31, 32, 86, 132, 134(table), 135: investment in, 114, 116-119; national trends, 107, 108(table), 109-110, 112, 115(table), 228, 235
"education cities" in, 137(table), 138, 139-140
employment in, by sector, 157-159
entry-level earnings in, 5, 14, 49-51, 61-65, 66, 202
immigrants, origins and numbers of, 12(table)
immigrant settlements, 52-53, 56, 57, 58, 59(table), 98-101
institutional diversity in, 232
interinstitutional relations in, 34
labor markets in, 25, 27, 176, 235
measuring race in, 46-47, 252-253(n6)
"new immigration" and, 3
part-time employment in, 160, 161
poverty rates in, 213-214
racial discrimination in, 4-5, 38-39, 251(n11)
racial diversity and, 9, 13
refugees and, 41, 251 (n12)
self-employment in, 170
self-sufficiency and, 87
skills polarization in, 120-123, 142-143(table), 146-147, 148, 228
unemployment benefits in, 207, 208(table)
unemployment in, 159
unions in, 85, 88, 161-162, 163, 168, 182-183, 230
welfare in: immigrant use of, 205, 215, 216(table), 217, 218, 219; policy, 32, 86-87, 206-215, 220, 242, 263(n2)
See also Immigration policy ( Australia)
Australian Persons Sample File ( 1981), 252(n14)
Black immigrants
earnings decomposition, 129(table), 131
earnings inequality and, 39, 124-127, 171 (table), 199(table), 201, 202
in "education cities," 136, 137(table), 138, 139, 140

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