Ethnic Enclosure and Perception of Discrimination Among Korean and Polish Immigrants
Objectives: This study examined the impact of social and economic enclosure on Korean and Polish immigrants’ perceptions of discrimination. Methods: The study was based on a survey of 403 first-generation Korean and Polish immigrants residing in Chicago, Illinois (IL) and its suburban communities. Using multiple regression analyses, we tested associations between social and economic enclosure and the perception of discrimination. Results: Social enclosure was significantly associated with the perception of discrimination among both Korean and Polish immigrants. Compared to their less socially enclosed counterparts, immigrants who were more socially enclosed perceived higher levels of discrimination. Economic enclosure significantly predicted perception of discrimination among Korean immigrants only. Conclusion: The study suggested that ethnic enclosure is not a protective factor from discrimination among these two groups of immigrants; instead, some forms of ethnic enclosure may intensify perception of discrimination from mainstream society.
School of Social Work
Discrimination, Economic enclosure, Immigration, Korean, Polish, Social enclosure
Bekteshi, Venera, Monika Stodolska, and Sung-Wan Kang. "Ethnic Enclosure and Perception of Discrimination Among Korean and Polish Immigrants." Journal of International Migration and Integration (2021): 1-20.
Journal of International Migration and Integration