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Ethnic enclaves and niches: theory

Migration A–Z

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  1. Elic Chan

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm200

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Chan, E. 2013. Ethnic enclaves and niches: theory. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Ethnic enclaves and niches are concepts developed to understand the economic activities of minority groups. Although they both concern the socioeconomic adaptation of immigrants and ethnic minorities, the two terms originated from separate literatures and are conceptually different.

Keywords:

  • labor;
  • development;
  • regional development;
  • economics;
  • political economy