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Introduction: the impact of immigrants on American institutions

Prema Kurien (Department of Sociology, Syracuse University)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

Looks at how immigration in the USA has changed so that by the late 1980s almost three‐quarters of a million legal immigrants were entering the country ever year, and how by the 1980s this had increased to 9 million! Investigates the changing birthrate by which foreign born residents now account for one in five births in the USA. Posits that Islam is the fastest growing religion and that the USA has metamorphosed from being a “Christian” country to be the most religiously diverse nation in the world.

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Citation

Kurien, P. (2004), "Introduction: the impact of immigrants on American institutions", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 24 No. 7/8, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330410790993

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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