Wage Inequalities among Latin American Migrants and U.S.-Born Workers (1980-2010)

  • Maritza Caicedo Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM
Keywords: wage inequality, Latin American and Caribbean immigrants, labor market, United States.

Abstract

This article examines wage disparities among U.S. workers between 1980 and 2010. The author analyzes wage differences by sex, place of origin, and type of job. In general, wage differences between men and women and the native-born and immigrants persist over time and increase in both cases. There is a greater concentration of earnings among men than among women. Wage inequality increased in 2010 with the economic crisis, above all in certain groups: nonHispanic white native-born workers concentrate more income, whereas inequality is less among jobs requiring higher qualifications
How to Cite
Caicedo, M. (1). Wage Inequalities among Latin American Migrants and U.S.-Born Workers (1980-2010). Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2015.a005
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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES