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This study examines whether Mexicans who reside in the U.S. earn a higher income if they reside in a large population size area, such as an urban city. I propose that Mexicans will earn a higher income if they reside in a large population size area. I analyze data collected from the 2018 General Social Survey (GSS). Of the 5,200 participants sampled, I created a subset of respondents who ethnically identified as Mexican, which narrows the sample to 163 cases. The results reject my hypothesis that population size area influences income. The findings reveal that education and sex have more of an impact on income than population size area. Education is the most significant predictor of income. This result is consistent with research as education is a predictor of higher income (Farmer and Moon 2009).
Pancho-Cuahutle, Jesus, "Income Differences of Mexicans Residing in the U.S." (2019). Sociology Senior Seminar Papers. 41.