Citizenship, college degrees, and occupational outcomes: Comparison of Latino immigrants and U.S. natives at the turn of the century

Stella Flores, Kyle G. Southern

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Using data from the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census from 2000 to 2007, we analyze the occupational distribution of Latino immigrants and their associated prestige ranking by degree status in comparison with U.S.-born Latinos. We find dramatic gaps in the occupational distribution and prestige rankings among Latinos with similar postsecondary attainment levels by citizenship status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-42
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010



  • Citizenship
  • Employment
  • Immigrants
  • Labor market
  • Latinos
  • Occupations
  • Postsecondary degrees
  • Prestige

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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