March 25, 2020

Assistant Professor Dafeng Xu published his paper, “Historical evidence: Immigration restriction laws reduced segregation, but not in a good way,” in the Journal of Comparative Economics

Investigating the Immigration Act of 1924, Xu finds that the law led to a decrease in immigrant segregation. However, the process of de-segregation was mainly through the reduction of new immigrants and the decline in ethnic enclaves. Xu’s findings show that desegregation did not benefit immigrants’ assimilation. Read more.

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