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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of immigrant minorities by race, age 25 to 64

From: Transnational social mobility of minorities: a comparative analysis of 14 immigrant minority groups

Country Race M. age M. arrived age M. years in the USA M. number of children % married % citizens % in labor force % speaks English “very well” % BA+ % female N
Brazil Blacks 41.1 32.7 8.5 0.5 53.2 16.6 87.9 56.5 19.2 38.4 273
Whites 40.6 32.7 7.9 0.8 66.4 16.3 81.6 59.2 33.1 53 5173
Canada (English) Blacks 41.2 30.6 10.6 0.6 52.4 29.3 100 100 60.0 67.1 163
Whites 46.3 33.1 13.3 0.8 74.9 26.6 100 100 50.1 43.4 12,358
Canada (French) Blacks 36 29.3 6.7 0.6 50.6 19.3 90 50 55.2 66.3 42
Whites 47.1 33.3 13.7 0.8 73.5 28.3 71.7 81.7 39.3 57.6 5303
UK Blacks 41.7 31.3 10.4 1.0 45.8 31 89.8 99 52.2 61.9 235
Whites 47.4 32.7 14.8 0.8 77.5 30.6 75.9 99.6 39.3 49.7 21,596
France Blacks 38.6 31.3 7.3 0.9 65.3 24 100 71.3 40.3 32.3 54
Whites 42.3 31.5 10.8 0.9 68.8 25.4 100 75.8 70.2 41 4181
Germany Blacks 40.3 31.4 8.9 1.1 53.6 39.5 74.4 89.9 24.4 56.2 29
Whites 48.6 31.3 17.2 0.8 76 50 67 85.8 27.4 43.8 4138
  1. Sources: 1980, 1990, and 2000 US censuses together with 2005–2009 ACS surveys