Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Undocumented Mexicans in the USA

Undocumented Mexicans in the USA

$30.99 (C)

Part of American Sociological Association Rose Monographs

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521144780

$ 30.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • In the past two decades, a tide of Mexican immigrants has settled illegally in the United States, and undocumented Mexicans today constitute an important component of the U.S. population. Yet due to their illegal status, information about the actual numbers of undocumented Mexicans, their living conditions, and the impact of their illegal status on their lives has been difficult to gather. In this book, the author analyzes the results of a unique survey conducted in Los Angeles County, where an estimated forty-four percent of the undocumented Mexican population lives. This survey allows the author to make explicit comparisons among groups of illegal and legal Mexican immigrants and to analyze the effects of their legal status on their living conditions.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "David M. Heer's Undocumented Mexicans in the United States is a valuable book; it tells the reader everything he or she wants to know about immigration studies. It also gives an excellent synthesis of immigration legislation and its impact on Mexicans crossing the Rio Bravo." Pacific Historical Review

    "...a bold attempt to collect data on the undocumented population in Los Angeles, and it may usefully be read and interpreted as an interesting and prominent case study. Moreover, it should be mandatory reading for those contemplating collecting their own survey data. The discussion of the research design is clear, well organized, and meticulous in its attention to detail, and it it is full of fascinating insights into not only the various steps but also some of the potential pitfalls that one encounters in designing a survey." Thomas J. Espenshade, Contemporary Sociology

    "...a useful book... [an] excellent summary of prior research... The result is an excellent study in depth of undocumented Mexicans in Los Angeles...perhaps the most detailed and thorough one of undocumented Mexicans in California." Labor History

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521144780
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Mexican immigration to the United States: determinants and trends
    3. Undocumented Mexican immigrants: numbers, geographic distribution, and social consequences
    4. Alternative ways of surveying the undocumented and some results
    5. How the Los Angeles County parents data were obtained
    6. The validity of data on legal status
    7. A comparison of the social characteristics of undocumented immigrants, legal immigrants, and US natives of Mexican origin
    8. A comparison of the economic characteristics of undocumented immigrants, legal immigrants, and US natives of Mexican origin
    9. Characteristics of one individual compared to characteristics of another family member
    10. A multivariate analysis of the impact of legal status on the hourly wage, hours worked per year, and annual earnings
    11. Policy options and their likely consequences

  • Author

    David M. Heer

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.