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PEREZ-SORIA, Judith. Mexican immigrants in the United States: A review of the literature on integration, segregation and discrimination. Estud. front [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.37, pp.1-17. ISSN 2395-9134.

This article reviews the literature on integration, segregation and discrimination against Mexican immigrants in the United States. It is an assessment of the different theoretical approaches and empirical research results published from the first decades of the twentieth century until present days. Our review suggests that the assimilation model is the dominant theoretical approach, while empirical findings in the field reveal the permanence of patterns of occupational and residential segregation among Mexican-born population and their offspring. Results reported by studies on discrimination vary broadly, as a result of the different methodological perspectives adopted in each study. We conclude with a note encouraging the use of new approaches and complementary methodologies in the study about segregation and discrimination against Mexican immigrants in the United State.

Palabras llave : Mexican immigrants; United States; integration; segregation; discrimination.

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