ERIC Number: ED229490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-4
Reference Count: 0
Life Strategies and the Labor Market: Colombians in New York in the 1970s. Occasional Paper No. 34.
Giraldo, Fernando Urrea
This study analyzes the results of a survey conducted on the participation of Colombian migrant households in the New York City labor market and the occupational mobility of these men and women in that labor market. It focuses on the socioeconomic dimensions of their migration on three levels: (1) macroeconomic--concerning the New York City labor market broadly, in context of both national and international trends; (2) intermediate--concerning the specific labor market involvement of 176 Colombian immigrants residing in Queens, New York; and (3) micro--examining the Colombian sample population through in-depth interviews, focusing on such topics as women in the migration process, ideology, and levels of consciousness of Colombian immigrants. Economic reasons that necessitate migration are reviewed from a global perspective. Then trends in Colombian migration to the United States of both skilled and unskilled workers, and the demographic characteristics of the Colombian community in New York City are described. Colombian households in New York are compared with those of urban areas in Colombia. Finally, sociodemographic and economic characteristics of Colombian households are examined in relation to their participation in the labor force. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tinker Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Faculty of Arts and Science.
Identifiers: Colombian Americans; New York (New York)
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on "Colombians and Dominicans in New York: Life Strategies in the Household and at Work" (New York, NY, June 4, 1982). Tables marginally legible.