New from IMR: Determinants of Anti-immigrant Sentiment and the Economic and Educational Outcomes of Immigrants at Home, Abroad, and across Generations

New from IMR: Determinants of Anti-immigrant Sentiment and the Economic and Educational Outcomes of Immigrants at Home, Abroad, and across Generations

The Spring 2018 edition of the International Migration Review (IMR) is now available online for free until the end of 2018 and in print through paid or institutional subscription. This edition includes a series of papers on immigrant economic outcomes at home and abroad, educational outcomes across generations, and the determinants of anti-immigrant sentiment. It also includes a research note on how year of entry data influence immigrant estimates. This edition has four new book reviews which are always made open access and freely available for three years from the date of publication.

Highlights from the Spring 2018 edition include:

Internal versus International Migration: Impacts of Remittances on Child Labor and Schooling in Vietnam
Giana Giannelli and Michele Binci

This paper focuses on the how domestic and international remittances affect child labor and schooling. Using data from the Vietnam Living Standards Surveys, it examines school attendance and child labor in households that receive remittances and households that do not receive remittances. The results show that domestic remittances increase schooling and reduce child labor more than international remittances. This finding contradicts previous research that indicates international remittances matter more for child well-being.

Age at Immigration and the Educational Attainment of Foreign-born Children in the United States: The Confounding Effects of Parental Education
Andrew Clarke

A substantial amount of migration research has found that children who immigrate at older ages experience educational disadvantages. This paper, however, suggests that existing studies overestimate the educational disadvantage faced by children who immigrate at older ages by not controlling for parental education in their analyses. The paper shows that parental education declines as age at immigration for children increases and immigrants who arrive with younger children are more likely to be higher educated than their peers in their country of origin. This paper attempts to estimate the impacts of failing to control for parental education in analyses of the educational performance of children of immigrants.

What Do You Fear? Anti-immigrant Sentiment in Latin America
Covadonga Meseguer and Achim Kemmerling

This article is the first comparative study to analyze the determinants of anti-immigrant sentiment in Latin America. Testing various theories of anti-immigrant sentiment, the authors find that fears of labor market competition are weak predictors of anti-immigrant sentiment in Latin America. In contrast, fears of greater tax burdens are strong and robust predictors of anti-immigrant sentiment. The paper concludes that studying Latin American public opinion opens new avenues for theorizing about anti-immigrant sentiment in developing countries.

The full table of contents for the Spring 2018 issue of IMR is available below:

Issue Information

Table of Contents

Immigrant Economic Outcomes at Home and Abroad

Remittances for Collective Consumption and Social Status Compensation: Variations on Transnational Practices among Chinese International Migrants
Min Zhou and Xiangyi Li

Internal versus International Migration: Impacts of Remittances on Child Labor and Schooling in Vietnam
Giana Giannelli and Michele Binci

Male Migration and Female Labor Market Attachment: New Evidence from the Mexican Family Life Survey
Qing Wang

Weathering the Storm? The Great Recession and the Employment Status Transitions of Low-Skill Immigrant Workers in the United States
Blake Sisk and Katherine Donato

From Refuge to Riches? An Analysis of Refugees’ Wage Assimilation in the United States
Animesh Giri

Educational Outcomes across Generations

Mexican-American Educational Stagnation: The Role of Family-Structure Change
Richard Turner and Brian Thiede

Enrollment in Religious Schools and the Educational Achievements of Children of High-Skill Immigrants
Svetlana Chachashvili-Bolotin and Sabina Lissitsa

Age at Immigration and the Educational Attainment of Foreign-Born Children in the United States: The Confounding Effects of Parental Education
Andrew Clarke

Determinants of Anti-immigrant Sentiment

What Do You Fear? Anti-immigrant Sentiment in Latin America
Covadonga Meseguer and Achim Kemmerling

Locking the Borders: Exclusion in the Theory and Practice of Immigration in America
Amy Buzby

Research Note

How Period Data Influence the Estimates of Recently Arrived Immigrants in the American Community Survey
Elizabeth Grieco, Luke Larsen, and Howard Hogan

Book Reviews

Framing Immigrants: New Coverage, Public Opinion, and Policy by Christopher Haynes, Jennifer Merolla, and Karthick Ramakrishnan
Yamil Ricardo Velez

Asylum Policy, Boat People and Political Discourse: Boats, Votes and Asylum in Australia and Italy by Irial Glynn
Josh Watkins

From a Multiethnic Empire to a Nation of Nations: Austro-Hungarian Migrants in the US, 1870-1940 by Annemarie Steidl, Wladimir Fischer-Nebmaier, and James W. Oberly
Nandor F. Dreisziger

Mi Padre: Mexican Immigrant Fathers and Their Children’s Education by Sarah Gallo
Adrienne Lee Atterberry