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Old Posted Oct 7, 2019, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Capsicum View Post
For Asian Americans, it seems like educational attainment is actually higher where there's fewer of them, because fewer means they're more highly selected in moving there (whether from abroad or domestically).

Is that only true for Asians or for other groups too?
Yes, in the U.S. I would guess that relative Asian educational attainment + relative income/wealth is negatively correlated with relative % Asian. In other words, places like Toledo and Tulsa will have small, highly educated professional populations, while the big gateway cities on the coasts will have a large spectrum of education/income/wealth.

It's probably because Asians are only drawn to places like Toledo for specialized employment, like recruited by a hospital, university, or technical position. They aren't otherwise natural draws.
Originally Posted by Capsicum View Post
Like, are black or Hispanic Americans' educational attainments higher in places where they are a smaller minority, because those who self-selected to willingly move to places where they are a minority are often the educated?
I think for immigrants, possibly. Anecdotal, but there seem to be lots of Latin American engineers working in the Detroit auto industry. Highly educated people from poorer countries are drawn to professional opportunities in the U.S., wherever the location. You can live very well as an doctor or managerial level engineer in Toledo, but many similarly educated Americans flock to more desirable metros.
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