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Table 3 OLS regressions of economic characteristics for immigrants to the USA, age 25 to 64, interaction of ethnicity with years in the USA

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

   Household income SEI Wage
UK Years in the USA 0.005** 0.02 0.004**
Minority[Pakistanis] −0.13 −10.456*** −1.288***
Minority[Indians] −0.235 2.783 0.277*
Years in the USA*[Pakistanis] 0.001 1.879*** 0.167**
Years in the USA*[Indians] 0.023 −0.101 −0.012
R 2 0.11 0.24 0.29
N 21,654 21,654 15,058
France Years in the USA 0.005* −0.085* −0.001
Minority[Moroccans] −0.64** −14.683*** −1.02***
Minority[Algerians] −0.69** −6.715*** − 0.975***
Years in the USA*[Moroccans] 0.015* 0.642** 0.033**
Years in the USA* [Algerians] 0.029** 0.304* 0.029**
R 2 0.3 0.33 0.29
N 4575 4575 4284
Germany Years in the USA 0.009** −0.062** 0.004*
Minority[Turks] 0.043 1.466 −0.327
Minority[Iranians] −1.077*** −6.008** −0.661**
Years in the USA*[Turks] 0.017 −0.136 0.05*
Years in the USA*[Iranians] 0.071*** 0.277 0.032*
R 2 0.12 0.33 0.32
N 21,969 21,969 13,604
Iraq Years in the USA 0.048** 0.184** 0.014**
Minority[Kurds] −1.029*** −6.143*** −0.198
Years in the USA*[Kurds] 0.092** 0.401** 0.032
R 2 0.12 0.48 0.24
N 2753 2753.00 1571
Israel Years in the USA 0.031** −0.056 −0.002
Minority[Arabs] −0.317* −6.982** − 0.5**
Years in the USA*[Arabs] −0.006 0.158* 0.02**
R 2 0.16 0.12 0.21
N 3173 3173 2113
  1. Sources: 1980, 1990, and 2000 US censuses together with 2005–2009 ACS surveys. Note: All calculations were made with weights. Wage and socioeconomic index are among those working. Additional covariates included in model but not shown here are as follows: age, age2, sex, marital status, number of children, education, level of mastering English, citizenship, and year of survey
  2. p ˂ .10; *p ˂ .05; **p ˂ .01; ***p ˂ .001