Tomas Jiménez

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This review examines research on the assimilation of immigrant groups. We review research on four primary benchmarks of assimilation: socioeconomic status, spatial concentration, language assimilation, and intermarriage. The existing literature shows that today's immigrants are largely assimilating into American society along each of these dimensions. This(More)
Racialization and assimilation offer alternative perspectives on the position of immigrant-origin populations in American society. We question the adequacy of either perspective alone in the early twenty-first century, taking Mexican Americans as our case in point. Re-analysing the child sample of the Mexican American Study Project, we uncover substantial(More)
The literature on assimilation and ethnic identity formation largely assumes that the durability of ethnic boundaries is a function of the assimilation measures that sociologists commonly employ. But this literature fails to account adequately for the role of immigration patterns in explaining the durability and nature of ethnic boundaries. Using 123(More)
The United States is in the midst of the largest, most ethnoracially and socioeconomically diverse wave of immigration in its history. Social scientists seeking to understand the implications of the associated changes for educational achievement and ethnoraciality have followed the lead of theoretical traditions that explain how minorities become racialized(More)
Objective. Survey research posits that Mexican Americans' perceptions of the costs and benefits of immigration drive their opinions about immigration, but this research does not provide a clear picture of how Mexican Americans calculate these costs and benefits. This article aims to understand the processes that explain how Mexican Americans calculate the(More)
One of the principal theoretical and policy questions in the sociology of international migration is the extent to which post-1965 immigrants are either assimilating in the United States or remain stuck in an ethnic " underclass. " This paper aims to recast conventional approaches to assimilation through a temporal and spatial reorientation, with special(More)
This paper explains the development of affiliative ethnic identity: an individual identity rooted in knowledge, regular consumption and deployment of an ethnic culture that is unconnected to an individual's ethnic ancestry until that individual regards herself, and may be regarded by others, as an affiliate of a particular ethnic group. While ethnic culture(More)
Model uncertainty is pervasive in social science. A key question is how robust empirical results are to sensible changes in model specification. We present a new approach and applied statistical software for computational multi-model analysis. Our approach proceeds in two steps: First, we estimate the modeling distribution of estimates across all(More)
Theoretical Agenda Over a century ago, W. E. B Du Bois presciently proclaimed, " the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line " (1903:9) He was writing about the stark boundary between blacks and whites at the time. The color line of the twenty-first century, in contrast , is not so clear-cut. Economic, demographic , and social(More)
Economic sociologists agree that economic rationality is constructed and that morality and economic interests often intersect. Yet we know little about how Americans organize their economic beliefs or assess the morality of markets. We distinguish position taking (how people respond to opinion items) from construal (how respondents understand and structure(More)