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Modern South Asia

The Other One Percent

Indians in America

Kapur, Devesh (Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania) & Singh, Nirvikar (Professor of Economics, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz) & Chakravorty, Sanjoy (Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University)

The Other One Percent

Modern South Asia

The Other One Percent

Indians in America

Modern South Asia: The Other One Percent

 

In The Other One Percent, Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, and Nirvikar Singh provide the first authoritative and systematic overview of South Asians living in the United States.


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Beschrijving Modern South Asia: The Other One Percent

One of the most remarkable stories of immigration in the last half century is that of Indians to the United States. People of Indian origin make up a little over one percent of the American population now, up from barely half a percent at the turn of the millennium. Not only has its recent growth been extraordinary, but this population from a developing nation with low human capital is now the most-educated and highest-income group in the worlds most advanced nation. The Other One Percent is a careful, data-driven, and comprehensive account of the three core processesselection, assimilation, and entrepreneurshipthat have led to this rapid rise. This unique phenomenon is driven byand, in turn, has influencedwide-ranging changes, especially the ongoing revolution in information technology and its impact on economic globalization, immigration policies in the U.S., higher education policies in India, and foreign policies of both nations. If the overall picture is one of economic success, the details reveal the critical issues faced by the immigrants stemming from the social, linguistic, and class structure in India, the professional and geographic distribution in the U.S., the simultaneous expressions of pan-Indian and regional identities and simultaneous leadership in high-skill industries (like computers and medicine) and low-skill industries (like hospitality and retail trade), and the multi-generational challenges of a diverse group from the worlds largest democracy fitting into its oldest.


ISBN
9780190648749
Pagina's
384
Verschenen
Serie
Modern South Asia
NUR
754
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

Politicologie