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The Resource The other one percent : Indians in America, Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh

The other one percent : Indians in America, Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh

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The other one percent : Indians in America
Title
The other one percent
Title remainder
Indians in America
Statement of responsibility
Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 world's most advanced nation. [This book] is a careful, data-driven, and comprehensive account of the three core processes--selection, assimilation, and entrepreneurship--that have led to this rapid rise. This unique phenomenon is driven by--and, in turn, has influenced--wide-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 Indian immigrants stemming from the social, linguistic, and class structure in India, their professional and geographic distribution in the U.S., their pan-Indian and regional identities, their strong presence in both 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 world's largest democracy fitting into its oldest."--Jacket
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DLC
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Chakravorty, Sanjoy
Dewey number
305.89/1411073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kapur, Devesh
  • Singh, Nirvikar
Series statement
Modern south asia series
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  • East Indian Americans
  • East Indian Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • East Indian Americans
  • East Indian Americans
  • Ethnic relations
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The other one percent : Indians in America, Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A short history of small numbers -- Selected for success -- A coat of many colors -- Becoming American -- Entrepreneurship by the numbers -- Host and homeland
Control code
1889368
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780190648749
Lccn
2016030374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026618907
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190648749
  • (OCoLC)965470087
Label
The other one percent : Indians in America, Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A short history of small numbers -- Selected for success -- A coat of many colors -- Becoming American -- Entrepreneurship by the numbers -- Host and homeland
Control code
1889368
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780190648749
Lccn
2016030374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026618907
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190648749
  • (OCoLC)965470087

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