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Asian immigrants—especially those from India, Korea, and Hong Kong—were likely to arrive in the United States with college degrees that allowed them to enter white-collar work, while Western Hemisphere immigrants were more concentrated in low-skilled work. For example, in 2000, 42 percent of foreign-born Asians in Philadelphia were college graduates, but only 6 percent of Puerto Rican–born residents and 11 percent of foreign-born Hispanics had a college education. Yet, within nationality groups, there remained considerable differences in education and income.
S study of Philadelphia). Such efforts complement the results of national surveys by unveiling hidden substrata of the arts in the United States. Such aesthetic expressions may be too new to the United States or too marginal or insufficiently institutionalized to have a high profile at present. S. culture, both high and popular, in decades to come. note 1. Sociologists refer to behaviors that preserve multiple options in this way as “robust action” (Padgett and Ansell 1993). ” chapter 2 Migrants and the Transformation of Philadelphia’s Cultural Economy Mark J.
Second, the immigrant population was sharply divided by class and geography. Center City and, to a lesser extent, the suburbs were home to college-educated, relatively affluent immigrants; while Philadelphia neighborhoods were dominated by lower-income, lesswell-educated immigrants. These social and economic realities have framed the ways in which Philadelphia’s immigrant communities have engaged in local arts and culture. migrants and philadelphia’s cultural economy 29 The Cultural Engagement of Foreign-Born Philadelphians As the immigrant population of Philadelphia grew and diversified during the last years of the twentieth century, the cultural economy of American cities like Philadelphia was also experiencing significant changes.