The Effect of Immigration from Mexico on Social Capital in the United States

  title={The Effect of Immigration from Mexico on Social Capital in the United States},
  author={M. Levy},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={757 - 788}
  • M. Levy
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • International Migration Review
  • Has mass migration from Mexico since the 1980s contributed to a well-documented decline in US social capital? Theories linking ethnic diversity to lower social cohesion and participation (e.g., Putnam 2007, 30, 137) would strongly predict this effect. Yet the impact of immigration in particular, rather than ethno-racial diversity generally, on US social capital has not been examined. Assessing the impact of immigration is important because some have speculated that associations between measures… CONTINUE READING
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