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The Role of Religion in the Origins and Adaptation of Immigrant Groups in the United States 1
The classical model of the role of religion in the lives of immigrants to the United States, formulated in the writings of Will Herberg and Oscar Handlin, emphasized cultural continuity and theExpand
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The Origins and Demise of the Concept of Race
Physical and cultural diversity have been salient features of human societies throughout history, but "race" as a scientific concept to account for human diversity is a modern phenomenon created inExpand
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The End of Affirmative Action in Washington State and Its Impact on the Transition from High School to College
Changes in affirmative action policies in some states create possibilities for “natural experiments” to observe the effect of public policy on racial and ethnic inequality in American society. ThisExpand
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America's Melting Pot Reconsidered
America is God's Crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and fe-forming! Here you stand, good folk, think 1, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in yourExpand
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The Extraordinary Educational Attainment of Asian-Americans: A Search for Historical Evidence and Explanations
The very high educational attainments of Asian-Americans have roots in the preWorld War II era. Native-born Chineseand Japanese-Americans reached educational parity with majority whites in the earlyExpand
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Problems and Prospects of Studying Immigrant Adaptation from the 1990 Population Census: From Generational Comparisons to the Process of “Becoming American” 1
With the loss of the question on parental birthplace in the 1980 and 1990 censuses, there are serious obstacles to current research on immigrant adaption based on the traditional logic ofExpand
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Modernization and consanguineous marriage in Iran.
A declining trend in consanguineous marriage over time and negative relationships between consanguinity and measures of social status were hypothesized. The 1976-77 Iran Fertility Survey (IFS)Expand
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The making of race in colonial Malaya: Political economy and racial ideology
The conventional interpretation of the “race problem” in Peninsular Malaysia (Malaya) is founded upon the supposedly inevitable frictions between ethnic communities with sharply divergent culturalExpand
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Socioeconomic Gains of Asian Americans, Blacks, and Hispanics: 1960-1976
Based on the Census of the Population for 1960 and 1970 and the Survey of Income and Education in 1976, this study analyzes socioeconomic inequality between five minority populations (blacks,Expand
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Cultural and Socioeconomic Influences on Divorce During Modernization: Southeast Asia, 1940s to 1960s
The conventional model of a rising divorce rate during the process of modernization is a staple element of the sociological theory of the family. This generalization is challenged, however, byExpand
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