Beyond Gateway Cities: Economic Restructuring and Poverty Among Mexican Immigrant Families and Children. Working Paper by Martha L. Crowley, Daniel T. Lichter, and Zhenchao Qian of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. June, 2005.

Beyond Gateway Cities: Economic Restructuring and Poverty Among Mexican Immigrant Families and Children. Working Paper by Martha L. Crowley, Daniel T. Lichter, and Zhenchao Qian of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center. June, 2005.

Beyond Gateway Cities: Economic Restructuring and Poverty Among Mexican Immigrant Families and Children

The main objective of this paper, written by Martha L. Crowley, Daniel T. Lichter, and Zhenchao Qian of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center, is to better understand how new residential patterns have reshaped patterns of poverty among America’s growing Mexican-origin population. The authors use data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) to document recent changes in poverty rates among native-born and foreign-born Mexicans living in the southwest and in new regions where many Mexican families have resettled.

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