The California Cauldron: Immigration and the Fortunes of Local Communities / Edition 1

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How has the demographic structure of California changed in the past 15 years? What are the social and spatial consequences of this transformation? Where are the new immigrants living, and how successfully are they realizing their versions of the American dream? Examining the impact of large-scale immigration on local communities, this book presents an in-depth geographical case study of the most active "melting pot" in the United States today. Examining the aggregate consequences of immigration upon California neighborhoods, cities, and counties, Clark traces the impact of migration on levels of fertility, poverty, and educational goals and attainment in different localities. Detailed findings are presented on patterns of skills, earnings, and public assistance, both for recent immigrants as a whole and for Mexican and Central American, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants as discrete groups. Additional topics covered include pathways to home ownership, challenges facing California's educational system, and political issues and trends.

"...explores how the demographic structure of California has changed in the past 15 years, where the new immigrants are living, how large-scale immigration affects local communities, and much more."

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"Clark's timely look at California's recent experience with foreign influx clarifies the futures and challenges many communities face in this new demographic era. The local costs and the political tensions aroused can strain a community's social fabric even as the human energy, ambition, and dreams of these determined newcomers enrich the nation they would join. This book offers a wealth of new insight into the local complexities of immigration--and its enduring future promise for the 21st-century United States." --Peter A. Morrison, PhD, Demographer, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

"In a policy domain where experts behave as advocates and advocates as experts, William Clark refuses to engage in such cross-dressing. Finally, we have a thoughtful expert who rejects the hysteria of restrictionists but who also faces up to the real strains today's immigrants put on the social fabric. Clark offers a thoroughly fresh perspective. Defying the usual categories, he argues for both a more skills-based immigration policy and for more government resources to help low-skilled immigrants already here." --Peter Skerry, PhD, Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution; Department of Political Science, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA

"This book presents a careful and impartial assessment of the long-term social impact of immigration on the state. Professor Clark's analyses of a range of demographic, economic, and educational trends demonstrate that Californians are becoming increasingly divided....Although Californians will find many of Clark's results disturbing, the evidence is so generally consistent that the major trends cannot be denied. All people who love California and are concerned about its future should be aware of the findings presented in this book." --James P. Allen, Professor of Geography, California State University, Northridge

"California has recently become America's most intensely immigrant state. To understand how and why, and what difference this makes, this book is the place to go. Clark covers the entire spectrum--from economics to geography, education to politics--drawing on a wealth of information to detail the shape of immigrant California. This lucid, deeply informed account avoids partisanship without ever skirting the tough issues. A 'must read' for any serious student of immigration." --Roger Waldinger, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Clark (geography, U. of California-Los Angeles) examines the impact of immigration by analyzing statistics on education, wages, and home ownership among Hispanics, Asians, and Middle Easterners. He recommends a skill-based restriction of immigrants to protect the state's geography, economy, and environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572304031
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/25/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. V. Clark, PhD, DSc, is Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, where for the last three decades he also has been associated with the Survey Research Center and the Institute for Social Science Research. He has lectured and taught internationally and has published 7 previous books as well as more than 200 articles, abstracts, and research reports. Among his recent awards, he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenhim Fellowship in 1994-95 and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1997. He currently teaches undergraduate courses on population and the environment and resources, and graduate courses on international migration and the impact of immigration on regions and cities.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Migration in a Changing World
2. California: The Nation's Point of Entry
3. The State in Flux: County and Locality Experiences
4. Immigrant Experiences in California
5. Realizing the American Dream
6. Assimilation versus Separation: Immigrants' Future Trajectories
7. The Politics of Immigration
8. The Strained Social Fabric
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