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Life after crossing the border: Assimilation during the First Mexican Mass Migration

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The first mass migration of Mexicans to the United States occurred in the early twentieth century: from smaller pre-Revolutionary flows in the 1900s, to hundreds of thousands during the violent 1910s, to the boom of the 1920s, and then the bust and deportations/repatriations of the 1930s. We show that despite these large shifts, the rate of economic assimilation was remarkably similar across arrival cohorts. We find that the average Mexican immigrant held a lower-paying job than US-born whit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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University of Oxford Publisher's website
Host title:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Article number:
Number 183
Publication date:
2020-09-01
Paper number:
Number 183
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1140073
Local pid:
pubs:1140073
Deposit date:
2020-12-17

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