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Ecuadorians in the United States and Spain: History, Gender and Niche Formation
Ecuadorian emigration to the United States reveals a classic male-led exodus from rural regions faced by long-term economic decline. Occupational results reflect this model, and the general opennessExpand
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The Poverty of Impoverishment Theory: The Economic Well-Being of the Elderly, 1890–1950
Progressive Ear and New Deal reformers claimed that industrialization impoverished the elderly by degrading older workers. This has become the standard interpretation in popular and scholarlyExpand
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An Immigrant's Tale: The Mexican American Southwest 1850 to 1950
Recent scholarship on Mexican Americans in the United States, relying largely on qualitative evidence, sees racism and exploitation as the major explanatory factors in their history. UsingExpand
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Immigration, Repatriation, and Deportation: The Mexican-Origin Population in the United States, 1920–1950 1
Scholars conventionally assert that government authorities forcibly expelled 500,000 persons of Mexican origin from the U.S. in the 1930s, with more than half of those removed U.S. citizens.Expand
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Old Age and the Search for Security: An American Social History.
Preface Introduction: Historians and the History of Old Age in America 1. The Families of the Old 2. Wealth and Poverty: The Economic Well-Being of the Aged 3. Work and Retirement 4. The Threat ofExpand
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La Raza: Mexicans in the United States Census
In 1930, the United States Census for the fi rst and only time included a “Mexican” category on the race variable. Th is racial classifi cation appeared in other federal records during the 1930s andExpand
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Assimilation and intermarriage for U.S. immigrant groups, 1880–1990
Marriage outside one's ethnic or racial group constitutes the ultimate test of assimilation. In this research, we offer a new test of theories of assimilation by examining the choice of marriageExpand
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Immigration, Culture, and Child Labor in the United States, 18801920
Alarmed by child labor in factories and mills, Progressive-era reformers criticized immigrants and immigrant cultures for sanctioning exploitation of their young. Neither qualitative nor quantitativeExpand
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Mental health and the elderly: factors in stability and change over time.
Data from the Cleveland GAO Study reveal that, over one year, more elderly persons improved or remained stable than declined in self-assessed mental health and psychiatric symptoms. This pattern isExpand
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