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Prior Studies

  • Ginny Garcia
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Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 28)

Abstract

This chapter provides an extensive overview of prior studies and research related to the incidence of poverty among Mexican Americans and immigrants in the United States. It is divided into six sub-sections including a general overview of poverty and how it is defined according to the US government; a discussion of the utility and necessity for a relative measure of poverty; a review of the literature dealing with the micro and macro level predictors of poverty among all groups in the US; a discussion of how immigrants in particular are impacted by poverty; a history of the migration trends between Mexico and the US; a discussion of the most important policies enacted relative to this population and their impacts; and a presentation of the expected contributions to be made by this book. This chapter concludes with a brief accounting of policy changes which have had or are estimated to have the greatest impacts on the Mexican American and immigrant population.

Keywords

Poverty Rate Immigrant Population Illegal Immigration Poverty Status Poverty Threshold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Texas, San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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