Iranian Immigrants in Los Angeles: The Role of Networks and by Claudia Der-Martirosian

By Claudia Der-Martirosian

Der-Martirosian defines immigrants' fiscal embeddedness by way of the level to which they make the most of kinship and co-ethnic ties to obtain and provides fiscal support. In 1978-1979, instantly after the Iranian Revolution, Iranians begun settling in l. a. in huge numbers. Der-Martirosian makes a speciality of the industrial integration of Iranian male immigrant heads of families in la (1987-88) and examines the position of community ties in the course of preliminary and settled levels. For the 4 financial final result measures - size of time spent trying to find first employment, shift in occupational prestige, source of revenue, and self-employment - major community results have been chanced on web of all different suitable variables. The social capital embedded in kinship and co-ethnic ties, considerably affected Iranian immigrants' financial event in l. a..

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1). Given their disadvantaged situation, refugees/asylees are expected to be worse off economically, whereas "returning permanent residents" and those who arrived under the family reunification classification are expected to do well economically. Other Iranian immigrants, students and visitors who arrived with temporary visas, are expected to fall somewhere in between these two extremes, although, those with student visas might excel in the long run. Demographic control variables such as age at immigration and marital status are also included in the multivariate analysis.

And among the 115 female householders less than half (n=50) were married. Accordingly, the survey sample included 606 males (556 male heads of households and 50 male spouses), and 577 females (462 female spouses and 115 female heads of households). On the surface, given the equal number of males and females, it would seem reasonable to conduct comparable sets of analyses for both genders. Unfortunately, since only limited amount of spouse information was collected during the Iranian study, comparable analyses cannot be conducted for both household heads and spouses.

S. In addition to this question, respondents were also asked to indicate whether they had received any help from family and/or friends to locate their first job. This indicator is more specific. It differentiates between respondents who actually received help in locating the first job or business opportunity and those who did not. 2). Once again, there is a positive network effect. S. - is dichotomous. 4) includes the general noneconomic variable. The multivariate results indicate a positive economic network effect.

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