Onoso Imoagene (2011)
QP Title: Second Generation Nigerian Immigrants in the United States and United Kingdom: An Analysis of Their Experiences and Social Outcomes
My research interests are immigration issues, african immigrants in the United States and Europe, race and ethnicity, sociology of education and social justice--restorative justice. Before beginning my doctoral program, I worked in management consulting with Accenture and with Procter and Gamble in Nigeria. I have also been an instructor in sociology in the United States.
Immigration, Sociology of Education, Social Justice
B.Sc. Sociology, University of Ibadan, M.Phil, Modern Society and Global Transformations, Cambridge University, M.A. Sociology. Harvard University.
TF: Social Analysis 54/ Soci E-186: American Society and Public Policy Spring and Fall 2007: FC-46: Foreign Cultures: Caribbean Societies
Qualifying Paper Title
WHY BOTHER WITH US EDUCATION? THE INFLUENCE OF SOURCE OF EDUCATION ON WAGES OF HIGHLY EDUCATED IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES
This study investigates whether immigrants with some US education do better in the US labor market compared to immigrants with foreign education only. Its sole focus is on legal, highly educated (having at least a bachelor's degree) male immigrants in the United States. Using the 2003 New Immigrant Survey (NIS), I find heterogeneous effects in having some US education by educational level among these immigrants. Among immigrants with a bachelor's degree, those with foreign degrees earn more annually than those with US degrees once appropriate control variables are used. This advantage is not observed at the higher educational levels of master's, doctorate or JD/MD degrees.
SECOND GENERATION NIGERIAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND UNITED KINGDOM: An analysis of their experiences and social outcomes.
Papers available in Portable Document Format (PDF)
Imoagene, Onoso, I. 2004 "National and Ethnic Identity of Nigerian Immigrants in Boston: A study of the means of maintaining these identities"
Imoagene, Onoso I. Working paper "Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: The need to emphasize social, political and cultural contexts"
Imoagene, Onoso, I. 2005 "Are African Immigrants out-performing African Americans in School? A Study of both groups in First Grade"
Presentations and Publications
Imoagene, Onoso. (2008) "Comparing Educational Outcomes of Second Generation Immigrants to Natives from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade" in Karin Hallden, Elias Le Grand and Zenia Hellgren (eds) Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Full Session Presentation at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference in Montreal 2006: Presented the research paper titled "Do immigrants with Some US Education enjoy a wage advantage over Immigrants with Foreign Education Only? A study of legal, highly educated, male immigrants in the United States Roundtable Presentation at the Eastern Sociological Society Conference 2006: Presented the research paper titled Are African Immigrants out-performing African Americans in School? A Study of both groups in First Grade Research paper Are African Immigrants out-performing African Americans in School? A Study of both groups in First Grade presented at the Migration Immigration Workshop in October 2005.