The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities

Edited by Carlos Teixeira and Wei Li

© 2015

Since the 1960s, new and more diverse waves of immigrants have changed the demographic composition and the landscapes of North American cities and their suburbs. The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities is a collection of essays examining how recent immigrants have fared in getting access to jobs and housing in urban centres across the continent.

Using a variety of methodologies, contributors from both countries present original research on a range of issues connected to housing and economic experiences. They offer both a broad overview and a series of detailed case studies that highlight the experiences of particular communities. This volume demonstrates that, while the United States and Canada have much in common when it comes to urban development, there are important structural and historical differences between the immigrant experiences in these two countries.

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The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities is a collection of essays examining how recent immigrants have fared in getting access to jobs and housing in urban centres across the continent.

The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities

Edited by Carlos Teixeira and Wei Li

© 2015

Since the 1960s, new and more diverse waves of immigrants have changed the demographic composition and the landscapes of North American cities and their suburbs. The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities is a collection of essays examining how recent immigrants have fared in getting access to jobs and housing in urban centres across the continent.

Using a variety of methodologies, contributors from both countries present original research on a range of issues connected to housing and economic experiences. They offer both a broad overview and a series of detailed case studies that highlight the experiences of particular communities. This volume demonstrates that, while the United States and Canada have much in common when it comes to urban development, there are important structural and historical differences between the immigrant experiences in these two countries.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 408 pages
  • Illustrations: 7
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘This book is an excellent resource to learn about past and current understandings of the processes through which immigrants integrate into the housing markets and economies of the cities in the US and Canada.’


    Craig E. Jones
    Canadian Journal of Urban Research vol 24:01:2015

    ‘This compilation is an example of how comparative research can further advance our knowledge and understanding of structural inequality in place making.’


    Regina Serpa
    Housing Studies vol 31:02:2016

    “Teixeira and Li have assembled the ‘who’s who’ of Canadian and US academics interested in housing and immigration topics. This collection will be a valuable reference for policy makers and academics and an important classroom companion for upper-level students.”
    K. Bruce Newbold, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

    “A valuable comparative collection with an interdisciplinary line-up of contributors, a focus on immigrant settlements in the suburbs, and a balance between quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.”
    Emily Rosenbaum, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University

    “This collected work by Teixeira and Li offers a cornucopia of studies of immigrant integration in the housing market and economy. The comparisons of groups in Canada and the United States illuminate common denominators of success, while also highlighting the variety of adaptive strategies to an uncommon degree.”


    Dowell Myers, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
  • Author Information

    Carlos Teixeira is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada.

    Wei Li is a professor in the School of Social Transformation and the School of Geographic Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, USA.
  • Table of contents

    Preface (Audrey Kobayashi)

    Introduction

    1. The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in Canada and the United States (Wei Li and Carlos Teixeira)

    Part One: The Housing Experiences of Immigrants

    Introduction to Part One: The Housing Experiences of Immigrants (Carlos Teixeira)

    2. Home Ownership among Immigrants in Canada and the United States: Similarities and Differences (Joe T. Darden)

    3. Cohort Progress toward Household Formation and Homeownership: A Comparison of Immigrant Racialized Minority Groups in Canada and the United States (Michael Haan and Zhou Yu)

    4. How Are Sri Lankan Tamils Doing in Toronto’s Housing Markets? A Comparative Study of the Refugee Claimants and the Family Class Migrants (Sutama Ghosh)

    5. A Two-Sided Question: The Negative and Positive Impacts of Gentrification on Portuguese Residents in West-Central Toronto (Robert A. Murdie and Carlos Teixeira)

    6. The Good, the Bad and the Suburban: Tracing North American Theoretical Debates about Ethnic Enclaves, Ethnic Suburbs & Housing Preference (Virpal Kataure and Margaret Walton-Roberts)

    7. Housing Experiences and Trajectories among Ethnoburban Chinese in Los Angeles: Achieving Chinese Immigrants’ American Dream (Wan Yu)

    Part Two: The Economic Experiences of Immigrants

    Introduction to Part Two: Economic Experiences of Immigrants in Canada and the United States (John Miron)

    8. The Colour of Money Redux: Immigrant/Ethnic Earnings Disparity in Canada 1991–2006 (Krishna Pendakur and Ravi Pendakur)

    9. Immigrant Underemployment in the US Urban Labor Markets (Tetiana Lysenko and Qingfang Wang)

    10. The Latino Commercial Landscape and Evolving Hispanic Immigrant Population in Two Midwestern Metropolitan Areas (Alex Oberle)

    11. Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the Washington Metropolitan Area: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Ethnic Minorities (Elizabeth Chacko and Marie Price)

    12. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada (Wei Li and Lucia Lo)

    Conclusion

    13. Immigrant Experiences and Integration Trajectories in North American Cities: An Overview and Commentary on Themes and Concepts (John W. Frazier)

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