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Monday, November 12, 2012

MPRC Seminar: Highly-Skilled Black Immigrants in Low-Skilled Jobs: Implications for Child Poverty Disparities in Immigrant Families

Description:
Kevin J.A. Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies, Pennsylvania State University About the Talk: This study examines the paradox reflected in the fact that despite Black immigrants high levels of schooling, their children have exceptionally high poverty rates. It uses the occupational dynamics of Black immigrants as a point of entry for investigating the paradox. As shown in previous studies, highly educated Africans and other Black immigrants are more likely to work in low status jobs than other highly-skilled immigrants. In general, the analysis focuses on four specific goals. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 9, 2012
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
1:00 PM
Room:
1126-Lucille Maurer Library
Common Location Name:
Taliaferro
Web Address:
www.popcenter.umd.edu/new_e/event_1346269079953
Other Contact Information:
Tiffany L Pittman MPRC +1 301 405 6403 tpittman@umd.edu


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