Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Parental Human Capital,  Low-Skilled Jobs, and  Racial Disparities in Immigrant Families

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Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Parental Human Capital,  Low-Skilled Jobs, and  Racial Disparities in Immigrant Families

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Fall 2017 Speaker Series

Parental Human Capital, 
Low-Skilled Jobs, and 
Racial Disparities in Immigrant Families
Kevin J.A. Thomas, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 pm in the Cathedral of Learning
Q & A to follow

The Center on Race and Social Problems announces its next speaker series lecture with Kevin J.A. Thomas, Ph.D. of the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Thomas’s research focuses on immigrant families and racial disparities.

“Black children of immigrants have household heads that are more likely to have occupations with low SEI scores than children in US-born households. More importantly, they demonstrate that intersections between parental job-mismatches and employment in the bottom rather than upper levels of the occupational distribution have important implications for understanding poverty differences among children. Job mismatches within occupations with low SEI scores are associated with greater poverty risks among Black than White, Asian, or Hispanic children of immigrants. However, racial poverty disparities are considerably lower among children with household heads in the highest occupational strata.”

No registration required; limited seating is available

20th Floor Conference Center
2017 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Contact Center Administrative Assistant at 412-624-7382 with any questions