TABLE 5.6 Educational Attainment and Wages of Immigrant Men in 1990, by National Origin Group

 

Educational Attainment (years)

Percentage Wage Differential Between Immigrants and Natives

 

All Immigrants

Pre-1980 Arrivals

All Immigrants

Pre-1980 Arrivals

Country of Birth

Europe

Austria

14.5

14.3

37.5

38.2

Czechoslovakia

14.5

14.6

27.1

37.6

France

14.8

14.0

28.1

27.7

Germany

13.9

13.7

22.8

22.1

Greece

11.8

11.6

2.5

5.4

Hungary

13.6

13.4

26.5

29.6

Italy

11.0

10.8

17.8

18.3

Poland

12.7

12.3

3.3

20.5

Portugal

8.3

8.4

-1.8

-0.1

U.S.S.R.

14.2

14.1

29.9

26.6

United Kingdom

14.6

14.3

37.3

37.1

Yugoslavia

11.7

11.4

15.2

21.1

Asia

Cambodia

10.2

11.5

-28.5

-16.6

China

12.8

13.2

-18.3

0.4

India

15.9

16.6

17.6

51.6

Iran

15.5

15.9

9.9

19.1

Japan

15.1

14.7

54.2

23.2

Korea

14.2

14.8

-7.5

12.0

Laos

10.0

10.5

-29.5

-24.6

Lebanon

14.2

14.0

-1.3

9.7

Philippines

14.1

14.1

-5.1

8.5

Taiwan

16.4

17.2

19.5

48.5

Vietnam

12.3

13.3

-16.4

-2.2

North and South America

Argentina

13.3

13.1

6.4

16.4

Canada

13.8

13.6

25.7

25.4

Colombia

12.0

12.3

-15.6

-3.5

Cuba

11.7

12.3

-13.7

-5.0

Dominican Republic

10.2

10.5

-20.8

-15.6

Ecuador

11.5

11.9

-17.7

-7.2

El Salvador

8.6

9.6

-35.8

-25.2

Guatemala

9.2

10.3

-34.6

-21.6

Haiti

11.3

12.3

-25.2

-7.8

Jamaica

12.0

12.4

-6.7

0.4

Mexico

7.7

7.6

-37.2

-30.8

Nicaragua

11.6

12.2

-31.3

-10.8

Panama

13.4

13.5

6.0

14.9

Peru

12.9

13.1

-18.4

3.7



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