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Causes of Shifts in Occupational Segregation of the Foreign-Born: Evidence from American Cities, 1870-1880

Susan D. Olzak
Social Forces
Vol. 68, No. 2 (Dec., 1989), pp. 593-620
Published by: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.2307/2579262
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579262
Page Count: 28
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Causes of Shifts in Occupational Segregation of the Foreign-Born: Evidence from American Cities, 1870-1880
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Abstract

This article applies arguments about the dynamics of competition in an ethnic and racial job queue to an analysis of causes of changes in occupational segregation in late 19th century America. The evidence lends credibility to the hypothesis that the presence of lower-status blacks enabled some white ethnics to move up the job queue and out of segregated occupations. The findings are that cities that had initially large and growing numbers of blacks had decreasing occupational segregation for foreigners, while those with growing numbers of foreigners had increasing levels. Where there were a relatively larger number of illiterate blacks, levels of segregation for the foreign-born decreased, but the numbers of foreign-born who were illiterate did not affect occupational segregation for this group.

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