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Approximately 4 percent of Dominicans spoke only English at home, versus 16 percent of the overall foreign born. Age, Education, and Employment. In , Dominicans were roughly the same age as the overall foreign-born population and were older than the native population. The Dominican median age was 44 years, equal to that of all immigrants, compared to 36 years for the U. Meanwhile, Dominicans were more likely than the U. Figure 4. Age Distribution of the U. Population by Origin, Note : Numbers may not add up to as they are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Source : MPI tabulation of data from the U. Census Bureau ACS. Dominicans ages 25 and over have much lower educational attainment compared to both the native- and overall foreign-born populations. In , approximately 15 percent of Dominican immigrants had a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to about 32 percent of the U. About 35 percent of Dominican adults lacked a high school diploma, compared to 29 percent of all immigrant adults.

Dominicans participate in the labor force at a similar rate as the foreign born overall. In , about 66 percent of Dominicans ages 16 and over were in the civilian labor force, a rate equivalent to that of all immigrants, compared to 62 percent of the native born. Further, Dominicans were more likely to be employed in service occupations or production, transportation, and material moving occupations than both groups see Figure 5.

Figure 5. Dominicans overall have significantly lower incomes compared to the total foreign- and native-born populations. Further, in , some 24 percent of Dominican families were living in poverty, a much higher rate than the 9 percent for the U. Immigration Pathways and Naturalization. Dominicans are slightly more likely to be naturalized U.

In , 53 percent of Dominicans were naturalized citizens, compared to 49 percent of the total foreign-born population. Compared to immigrants overall, Dominicans are slightly more likely to have arrived in or later. The largest share of Dominicans, approximately 52 percent, arrived prior to , followed by 25 percent who arrived between and , and 23 percent in or later see Figure 6. Figure 6. Most Dominicans who obtain green cards do so through family reunification channels.

In fiscal year FY , 99 percent of the roughly 61, Dominicans who became lawful permanent residents LPRs did so as either immediate relatives of U. Figure 7.

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Notes: Family-sponsored : Includes adult children and siblings of U. Immediate relatives of U.

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Diversity Visa lottery : The Immigration Act of established the Diversity Visa lottery program to allow entry to immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The law states that 55, diversity visas in total are made available each fiscal year. Individuals born in the Dominican Republic are not eligible for the lottery. Although most Dominican immigrants in the United States are legally present, approximately , Dominicans were unauthorized in the —14 period, according to Migration Policy Institute MPI estimates, comprising approximately 1 percent of the 11 million unauthorized population.

However, as of January 31, , just under 2, Dominicans were active participants of the program, according to U.

Overall, about , unauthorized youth are participating in the DACA program. Dominicans are more likely to be covered by public health insurance and less likely to have private coverage compared to the foreign- and U. In , 14 percent of Dominicans were uninsured, versus 7 percent of the native born and 20 percent of all foreign born see Figure 8. Figure 8.

The Dominican diaspora in the United States is comprised of about 2. Figure 9. Annual Remittance Flows to the Dominican Republic, — Note : The figure represents World Bank estimates. Gibson, Campbell J. Working Paper no. Available online. Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse. United Nations Population Division. International Migrant Stock by Destination and Origin. Topics covered include socioeconomic variables, gender roles, health, education, ecology, migration and immigration, and politics.

Introduction to Economic Development This course offers a critical examination of theories of economic development in both advanced countries and developing regions, problems of development, and development policies, including some specific examples from the Dominican Republic. Introduction to Environmental Sciences This course brings home the planet-wide reality of the urgency to study the principles of ecology and associate them with the concept of sustainability.

Furthermore, it encourages students to study services and their environmental costs in relation to the ecological, technical, economic, and social aspects that must be analyzed and incorporated into the process of development. It offers students a unique learning opportunity to integrate concepts, practices, and real research, in accordance with the environmental situation within each region, including the Dominican Republic.

Students confront new situations and problems upon which they and their professor work scientifically, seeking solutions and alternatives to manage global problems in an environmentally sound and professional manner. Introduction to the Hospitality Industry This course is aimed at introducing students to the wide range of distinct businesses and organizations within the tourism sector. Students study the importance of developing both the worldwide and local tourism industries, which encompass hospitality and services that go far beyond providing simple accommodation, transportation, and recreation to tourists and business people.

There is a focus on the structure of the hotel and restaurant industries as the most important and most developed components of the tourism industry. Introduction to International Commerce This course introduces students to the operation of the international market both of products and capital , the stock market and how values are set and maintained, methods of international payment and customs operations, and international agreements, including with their legal aspects and effects upon the world economy.

The final unit in the course examines the specific case of the Dominican Republic. Introduction to Philosophy Students are introduced to the principles of philosophy and logic and their relationship to religion, mythology, and the natural sciences. It presents a general panorama of themes related to the role of women in contemporary Dominican society feminism, equity and empowerment, discrimination and sexual violence, self-esteem and identity, domestic violence, power relations and laborers, and women and poverty with the aim of modifying the attitudes of both women and men with regard to gender and equality.

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Jesus, the Person Students examine various documents including the Old Testament and ancient maps and study Jewish society and religion at the time of the birth of Jesus. Photography I This course examines photography as a means to capture reality and its relevance as communication. Emphasis is placed upon both documentary and artistic results, including visual composition, the communication of ideas, the documentation of events, and the use of individual creativity to express feelings through photographic works. Each student must have a good quality digital or 35mm camera.

Professional Ethics This course examines Dominican society from the basis of its foundations in ethics and justice, and the principles and values that are indispensable for the healthy exercise of any profession. Students explore the aim of instilling a new moral conscience in Dominican professionals of the future. Readings and discussions include a review of ancient systems of morality and justice as taught by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, St. Augustine, St. Thomas, the Old and New Testaments, as well as modern moralists like Kant and proponents of Existentialism.

Rural and Urban Sociology Students examine agrarian and urban systems and social organization in the Dominican Republic from a historical perspective. The main topics include rural family organization and habitat, the agrarian economy and social relations, migration, urbanization, and industrialization.

Introduction to Sociology prerequisite. Human cultures are very diverse and offer almost unlimited solutions to common human problems. In this course, students learn about these diverse cultures, and their responses to human problems, considering them within the terms of their specific societal structures.

Students also analyze the nature of the culture that is manifested in Dominican society. Humanistic Christianism is compared and contrasted to Marxism and Existentialism, while exploring changing concepts of what justice means, in general terms, as well as in terms of distributive, legal, and social justice.

Women and Society This course, with its in-depth focus on the evolving role of women in Dominican society, is taught in five modules, each by a different professor specializing in one of the five following areas: women and health; women, work, and production; women and education; women, language, and literature; and women and the communication media.

Dominican Dance and Folklore Dominican folklore is introduced through regional dances and musical instruments. Students learn to dance traditional merengue, bachata, and salsa. May be taken with other international students or with Dominicans. History of the Caribbean Caribbean history, from the colonial period to the present, is surveyed in this course, with an emphasis on the Spanish Caribbean.

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