Fitting In: Socio‐Economic Attainment Patterns of Foreign‐Born Egyptians in the United States Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper analyzes socio‐economic attainment patterns of foreign‐born Egyptians in the United States, as tabulated in the 1980 U. S. Census. This is achieved first through an examination of their earnings, followed by an analysis of the rate at which their human capital characteristics are converted into wages. The findings suggest that this more recent immigrant group has likely attained higher earnings largely because of their skills and educational levels. Thus, while assimilation theory posits the crucial importance of time as a linkage to higher socio‐economic attainment, this may not necessarily be the case for these immigrant men and women. Copyright © 1990, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

author list (cited authors)

  • El‐Badry, S., & Poston, D. L.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • El-Badry, Samia||Poston, Dudley L

publication date

  • April 1990