THE EFFECTS OF ORIGIN AND GENERATIONAL STATUS ON FINANCIAL STATUS OF MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES

Open Access
Author:
Lee, Jiwon
Area of Honors:
Sociology
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Kevin J.A. Thomas, Thesis Supervisor
  • Stacy Silver, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Immigrants
  • Financial
  • Origin
  • Generational Status
  • Generation
  • Muslim
Abstract:
The Muslim immigrant population in the United States are a diverse group facing different financial situations. Existing research highlights that generational status affects these financial situations because each generation faces different barriers in the workforce. The more or bigger challenge the generation must overcome, the worse their financial status will be. Issues such as terrorism and discrimination have resulted in financial difficulties for minorities in the past. With the current rise in debate on Muslim immigrants, it is important to examine the factors that influence their financial situations. This study addresses some of those factors to provide an insight on this issue. It examines whether the region of origin and the generational status affects the financial status of Muslim immigrants in the United States.