The Effect of Double Racial Minority Status on Economic Performance in the United States

Sung David Chun


Using 2010 SF3, 2010 SF3 5 % PUMS, and 2011-2013 American Community Survey PUMS datasets, this study tackles the controversial subject of race within the multinational and multiracial Latino context. How do race, nationality, and nativity influence the economic characteristics of Latinos? Results of our study based on 2010 SF3 and 2010 SF3 5 % PUMS demonstrate that white Latinos are more successful than black Latinos, apparently by virtue of their non-black status, in terms of general economic measures. In addition, black Latinos have more in common with non-Latino blacks than with Latinos overall and white Latinos. Our further analyses find that black and white disparities vary among Latino origin groups. In terms of poverty rate and median household income, black Latinos have significantly disadvantaged profiles compared to their white counterparts virtually within every Latino national group.

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Research in World Economy
ISSN 1923-3981(Print)ISSN 1923-399X(Online)


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