Flight into despair: a profile of recent Haitian refugees in South Florida.

A. Stepick, A. Portes

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Based on a random sample survey of recently arrived Haitians, participant observation, and intensive interviewing, this article examines the following areas: 1) individual background characteristics of Haitian immigrants; 2) their arrival and early resettlement experiences; 3) their education, knowledge of English and information about the US; 4) current employment status and occupation; 5) income and use of public assistance; 6) predictors of employment, occupation, and income; and 7) beliefs and orientations. These results are presented after discussion of the methodology of the study and the context of out-migration from Haiti.-Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-350
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Migration Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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