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Reassessing the Impact of Hispanic Stereotypes on White Americans' Immigration Preferences


  • Lingyu Lu
  • Sean Nicholson-Crotty


There is disagreement in the literature on immigration attitudes regarding the relative importance of ethnic stereotypes and more general cultural and economic concerns about increasing immigration in the formation of those attitudes. We argue that the impact of stereotypes relative to these other factors may have been underestimated for a variety of reasons. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Lingyu Lu & Sean Nicholson-Crotty, 2010. "Reassessing the Impact of Hispanic Stereotypes on White Americans' Immigration Preferences," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(s1), pages 1312-1328.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:s1:p:1312-1328

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    1. Kenneth F. Scheve & Matthew J. Slaughter, 2001. "Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 109.
    2. Sears, David O. & Laar, Colette van & Carillo, Mary & Kosterman, Rick, 1997. "Is It Really Racism? The Origins of White Americans' Opposition to Race-Targeted Policies," Institute for Social Science Research, Working Paper Series qt00j4p6z2, Institute for Social Science Research, UCLA.
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