An occupational tale of two cities: minorities in London and New York.

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In this paper, queuing theory is tested through an examination of the occupational attainment of six groups of non-whites in London and New York. Workers in the dominant economy are distinguished from those in the niche economy and emphasis is placed on the former. Black male immigrants in New York and black female immigrants in London hold more favorable occupational status. These results reflect differences in (1) the presence of indigenous minorities--African Americans and Puerto Ricans--in New York but not London, and (2) the relatively low position of indigenous minority males compared to the relatively middling position of indigenous minority females in New York's labor queue.

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  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • African Americans: statistics & numerical data
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans: statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • London
  • London: epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Minority Groups
  • Minority Groups: statistics & numerical data
  • New York City
  • New York City: epidemiology
  • Occupations
  • Occupations: statistics & numerical data

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