Gendered Caribbean and Latin American New Immigrant Employment Experiences in New York City

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Susan M. Walcott, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: New York City is a "traditional" destination for Caribbean immigrants, with the earliest influx occurring at the turn of the twentieth century (Bogen, 1987; Bryce- Laporte, 1979; Conway, 1989; Richardson 1989). Notably, the post 1965 era has witnessed remarkable growth of Caribbean enclave communities in New York City, with several influxes from the region among the largest of the "Newest New Yorkers" (NYC Department of City Planning, 1992; 1996). In addition, other Latin American immigrant groups have also viewed New York City as an attractive gateway, but their experiences are less well documented. This World City has also undergone considerable economic restructuring in the last twenty years. The dramatic effects of such a fundamental transformation should be reflected in the immigration patterns, and the adjustments natives and immigrants made during the cyclical changes in fortune of the regional economic landscape (Waldinger, 1992; Wright and Ellis, 1996).

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Wadabagei 2:53-112
Language: English
Date: 1999
Caribbean immigrants, employment, New York City, Latin American immigrants, gender, labor markets, new immigrants

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