The Earnings of Male Hispanic Immigrants in the United States

  title={The Earnings of Male Hispanic Immigrants in the United States},
  author={George J. Borjas},
  journal={Industrial \& Labor Relations Review},
  pages={343 - 353}
  • G. Borjas
  • Published 1 April 1982
  • Economics
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Review
This paper presents an empirical analysis of earnings differentials among male Hispanic immigrants in the United States. The principal finding of the study is that there are major differences in the rate of economic mobility of the various Hispanic groups. In particular, the rate of economic progress by Cuban immigrants exceeds that of other Hispanic groups, the result in part of the fact that Cuban immigrants have invested more heavily in U.S. schooling than other Hispanic immigrants arriving… 

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    **Significant at the .01 level in a two-tailed test