Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Financial Transfers among New Legal Immigrants to the United States
by Bolden, Leslie-Ann, Ph.D., New York University, 2012, 209; 3546374
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation examines financial transfers between immigrants newly admitted to legal permanent residence in the United States and their spouses and biological children in other countries. Using data from the baseline round of the New Immigrant Survey 2003 (NIS-2003), I examine transfers among three sets of new legal immigrants: those who never married and have at least one child born from a non-marital union; those who are 50 years of age and older; and those who have a religious affiliation. This analysis investigates transfers in both directions, that is, both remittances and receipts. I explore the probability of engaging in transfer activity during the twelve-month period preceding the baseline interview. To understand the likelihood of engaging in transfers, I analyze the effects of visa category, country/region of birth, gender, age, and whether the new immigrant is newly arrived or already living in the United States and adjusting to legal permanent residence.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jasso, Guillermina, Corradi, Juan E.
Commitee: Corradi, Juan E., Greenberg, David, Jasso, Guillermina, Wu, Lawrence L.
School: New York University
Department: Sociology
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 74/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Ethnic studies, Demography
Keywords: Financial transfers, Immigrants, Migration, Receiving money, Sending money, United States
Publication Number: 3546374
ISBN: 978-1-267-79924-1
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