Warmth of the Welcome by Jeffrey G. Reitz
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Warmth of the Welcome
By Jeffrey G. Reitz

Warmth of the Welcome

The Social Causes of Economic Success in Different Nations and Cities

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Warmth of the Welcome by Jeffrey G. Reitz

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for American Sociological Association, International Migration Section: Thomas and Znaneicky Award 2000.

Book Description

This book examines how the economic performance of immigrants is shaped by national and urban social institutions. In the United States, particularly in the high-immigration cities, most immigrant-origin groups have significantly lower earnings than do their counterparts in Canadian or Australian cities. Immigration policy is not a factor, however; in fact U.S. immigrants--in particular origin groups--are not less skilled. American institutions, including education, labor market structures, and social welfare, all reflect greater individualism and all contribute to the potential for inequality. Resulting higher poverty rates for America's immigrants explains their more extensive use of its weaker welfare system. Jeffrey Reitz's social institutional approach projects the impact of institutional restructuring--past and future--on the economic performance of immigrants in these countries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813368023
ISBN-10: 0813368022
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Jeffrey G. Reitz

Jeffrey G. Reitz is professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.

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