TABLE 5.8 Link Between Changes in National Origin Composition and Relative Skills of Immigrants

 

Percentage of Immigrant Men Originating in Region

 

Percentage of Working Immigrant Women Originating in Region

 

Region of Birth

1970

1990

Relative Wage of Immigrant Men in 1990

1970

1990

Relative Wage of Immigrant Women in 1990

Asia

10.8

25.3

-.045

9.1

27.9

.045

Europe and Canada

60.8

20.5

.166

63.1

25.4

.053

Mexico

10.0

24.9

-.512

5.9

14.8

-.370

Other America

13.8

22.2

-.254

16.5

25.9

-.103

Other

4.6

7.1

-.179

5.3

6.1

-.021

All regions

 

 

-.172

 

 

-.055

All regions, adjusted

 

 

.002

 

 

-.002

 

Source: Tabulations from the 1970 and 1990 Public Use Samples of the U.S. Census of Population. The statistics are calculated in the subsamples of men and women aged 25-64 years who work in the civilian sector, who are not self-employed, and who do not reside in group quarters. The relative wage of immigrants in 1990 refers to the log point differential between the immigrant group and native men.



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