TABLE 5.7 Educational Attainment and Wages of Immigrant Women in 1990, by National Origin Group

 

Educational Attainment (years)

Percentage Wage Differential Between Immigrants and Natives

Country of Birth

All Immigrants

Pre-1980 Arrivals

All Immigrants

Pre-1980 Arrivals

Europe

Austria

13.5

13.5

17.4

17.1

Czechoslovakia

13.6

13.4

12.0

16.0

France

14.0

13.6

13.7

11.9

Germany

13.0

12.9

-0.3

-0.5

Greece

11.3

11.1

-1.1

-0.3

Hungary

13.3

13.2

17.7

20.9

Italy

10.5

10.3

2.6

1.5

Poland

12.3

12.0

-1.4

5.3

Portugal

8.3

8.4

-8.5

-6.1

U.S.S.R.

14.1

14.0

28.6

23.8

United Kingdom

13.3

13.2

7.9

7.5

Yugoslavia

11.1

10.9

6.0

7.3

Asia

Cambodia

8.8

10.0

-17.0

-12.0

China

11.7

12.1

-10.7

2.1

India

14.9

15.1

20.1

37.5

Iran

14.7

15.0

16.7

27.3

Japan

13.0

12.7

3.7

-0.6

Korea

12.6

12.8

2.2

10.0

Laos

8.2

8.4

-19.6

-16.2

Lebanon

13.2

12.8

17.6

13.3

Philippines

14.2

14.2

17.4

28.8

Taiwan

14.9

14.9

25.2

31.6

Vietnam

11.5

12.1

-1.8

1.0

North and South America

Argentina

13.2

13.2

11.3

17.7

Canada

13.5

13.4

16.3

14.9

Colombia

11.8

11.9

-7.0

-0.0

Cuba

12.1

12.4

-4.1

1.8

Dominican Republic

10.0

10.4

-11.1

-2.4

Ecuador

11.7

11.8

-7.2

-4.8

El Salvador

8.6

9.4

-24.8

-16.4

Guatemala

9.0

9.9

-28.0

-15.9

Haiti

11.1

12.3

-6.0

11.8

Jamaica

12.5

12.8

14.5

23.8

Mexico

8.3

8.5

-25.3

-22.4

Nicaragua

11.2

11.7

-20.8

-3.7

Panama

13.0

13.1

13.8

18.0

Peru

12.7

12.7

-1.8

8.6



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