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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 244
Professor
C.N.Le
Semester
Spring

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FACTORS AFFECTING IMMIGRATION DECISION 1) Push—why people leave a) Politics b) War c) Economy/jobs d) Natural disaster e) Persecution 2) Pull—why people want to come a) Democracy b) Individual liberties c) Jobs d) Ethnic communities e) Proximity MODERN THEORIES OF IMMIGRATION 1) Neoclassic Economics a) Cost versus benefit 2) New Economics Migration a) In developing countries, the economies and political systems can be unstable/oppressive. Families send their sons/daughters to the U.S. to make money. They then send that money back home. 3) Segmented Labor Market a) Post industrializationAmerica means that new jobs are either at the very top or the very bottom, no in-between. There’s a shorter of U.S. born workers who want to work at the very botto
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