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The Other One Percent: Indians in America

Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, and Nirvikar Singh


One of the most remarkable stories of immigration in the last half-century is that of Indians to the United States. People of Indian origin make up a little over 1 percent of the American population now, up from barely half a percent at the turn of the millennium. Not only has its recent growth been extraordinary, but this population from a developing nation with low human capital is now the most educated and highest income group in the world’s most advanced nation. The Other One Percent is a careful, data-driven, comprehensive account of the three core processes—selection, assimilation, and e ... More

Keywords: Immigration, India, selection, assimilation, entrepreneurship, globalization, information technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190648749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanjoy Chakravorty, author
Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

Devesh Kapur, author
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

Nirvikar Singh, author
Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz