TABLE 5.4 Distribution of 1990 Hourly Wages of the Foreign-Born Angeles (percentage) by Native Wage Decile, for Immigration States, California, and Los

 

 

 

 

Foreign-born, by Time of Arrival

Area

Decile

Natives

Foreignborn

1985-90

1980-84

Before 1980

Immigration States

1

10

17.7

27.5

21.8

13.7

 

2

10

14.5

19.4

17.8

12.1

 

3

10

12.0

12.4

13.6

11.3

 

4

10

10.1

9.1

10.5

10.3

 

5

10

9.0

7.0

8.6

9.6

 

6

10

8.1

5.8

7.3

9.0

 

7

10

7.2

4.7

5.7

8.4

 

8

10

7.0

4.4

5.1

8.3

 

9

10

6.9

4.3

4.7

8.3

 

10

10

7.5

5.5

4.9

9.0

California

1

10

22.7

37.0

27.1

17.0

 

2

10

17.8

21.0

21.0

15.6

 

3

10

12.1

11.2

12.9

12.1

 

4

10

9.3

7.2

9.2

10.0

 

5

10

8.0

5.5

7.5

8.9

 

6

10

6.6

4.1

5.5

7.7

 

7

10

6.1

3.6

4.6

7.4

 

8

10

5.8

3.4

4.2

7.2

 

9

10

5.5

3.1

4.0

6.8

 

10

10

6.0

3.9

4.1

7.2

Los Angeles

1

10

29.5

44.5

35.9

22.4

 

2

10

18.0

19.3

19.9

16.9

 

3

10

11.7

10.1

11.3

12.4

 

4

10

8.4

6.2

8.2

9.2

 

5

10

6.9

4.6

6.0

7.9

 

6

10

6.0

3.6

4.9

7.1

 

7

10

5.1

3.1

3.7

6.3

 

8

10

5.1

2.8

3.7

6.3

 

9

10

4.6

2.7

3.1

5.7

 

10

10

4.7

3.1

3.3

5.9

Notes: The states included are California, Florida, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Texas. The foreign-born are assigned to a decile if their wage falls above the cutoff point for the next lower decile and at or below the cutoff point for the next higher decile. Cutoff points are defined to put 10 percent of wages of the native-born in each decile (within the given area), so the percentage in the native column is 10 by definition. However, since many individuals can have the same wage, applying that assignment rule to natives assigns slightly more or less than 10 percent in some cases.



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