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Recommended Reading

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During our journey writing a research paper and making a website about Dominican immigrants in New York City, we came upon a vast array of information that both interested and educated us. On this page, we have listed some of the sources that were most useful to us and also provided interesting facts that give an insight into this community.

Formal Readings

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Comparative Income Distribution Patterns Among Hispanic Households in New York City, Census 2000. Latino Data Project. 2001. pp. 1-12.

Foner, Nancy. Benefits and Burdens: Immigrant Women and Work in New York City. Gender Issues. Fall 1998.

Gilbertson, Greta A., and Douglas T. Gurak. "Broadening the Enclave Debate: TheLabor Market Experiences of Dominican and Colombian Men in New York City." Sociological Forum 8 (1993): 205-20. JSTOR. Web. 20 Mar. 2010.

Hernandez, Ramona. The Socioeconomic Status of Dominican New Yorkers. The Institute for Urban Minority Education Briefs. No. 5. April 1996. Pp. 3-6.

Hernández, Ramona and Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz. “Dominicans in the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile, 2000.” The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. City University of New York. 16 Mar. 2010. <>.

Kugel, Seth. "Uptown in the Caribbean." New York Times [New York] 27 Oct. 2007, Weekend in New York ed., Dominican Culture sec.: n. pag. Web. 21 Mar. 2010.<>.

Limonic, Laura . "The Latino Population of New York City, 2007." City University of New York (Grad Center), n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2010. <>.

Myerson, Allen R. "Thriving Where Others Won't Go." New York Times 7 Jan. 1992, Business sec. Print.

Suárez-Orozco, Carola, Jean Rhodes, and Michael Milburn. "Unraveling the Immigrant Paradox: Academic Engagement and Disengagement Among Recently Arrived Immigrant Youth." Youth & Society 41.2 (2009): 151-185. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 14 Mar. 2010.

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW). Dominican Migration to USA. 2008.

Informal Readings

Between Two Islands: Dominican International Migration by Sherri Grasmuck and Patricia R. Pessar .

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Drown by Junot Diaz

In the Name of Salome by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez