Faculty

Jamie Goodwin-White



Contact Information

Email    goodwin-white@geog.ucla.edu
Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
Phone  3108251071

(PhD, Washington, 2005) is an assistant professor with research interests in migration and immigration, inequality, labor markets, and social statistics. Dr. Goodwin-White teaches courses on population geography, social geography, inequality, race and ethnicity, and migration.

My current work falls into two main subfields.  

The first involves a long-standing interest in the connections between social and spatial mobility. The papers below look at the relationship between internal migration and wages for immigrants and their offspring via selection models.  The first two emphasize the changing importance of historic place characteristics.  The Social Science Quarterly paper examines the selection of new versus traditional immigrant destinations for wages of immigrants and the second generation.  

Goodwin-White, J. (forthcoming in Population, Space and Place). "Is Social Mobility Spatial? Characteristics of Immigrant Metros and Second Generation Outcomes, 1940-70 and 1970-2000."  

Goodwin-White, J. (2014). “The Shaping of Selection: Secondary Migration and Historic Immigrant Geographies”. California Center for Population Research Working Paper.  UCLA. 

Goodwin-White, J. (2012). “Emerging Immigrant Geographies: Racial Wages and Migration Selectivity”. Social Science Quarterly 93(3): 779-98.

Previous versions are available as pre-publication working papers at the California Center for Population Research.

The second strand of my current work investigates spatial contexts of labor market inequality and is associated with a National Science Foundation grant: Uneven Geographies from Recession to Recovery.   My first publication from this grant estimates how metro-level profiles of wage inequality between major ethnic/racial/gender groups change between 2000 and 2010.

Goodwin-White, J. (2014). “Hanging Together or Falling Apart?: Estimating City Wage Inequality of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, 2000-2010”. Canadian Journal of Regional Science 37(1/3): 27-39.

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Education

Ph.D., University of Washington (Geography), 2005

Fields of Study

Migration, Immigration, Inequality, Labor Markets, Race, Social Statistics

Awards

2014-15 UCLA Faculty Development Award

2012-13 UCLA Faculty Diversity Award 

2005-07 Research Councils UK Research Fellowship, University of Southampton

2002-05 National Institute of Child Health and Development Fellowship. Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), University of Washington.

Selected Publications

Research

My research focuses on how social and economic inequalities are generated, maintained, and reproduced geographically. I concentrate on immigration and internal migration patterns as manifestations of spatial inequality, and also on the ways in which geographic contexts condition integration for various immigrant groups and their adult children in the United States. I also conduct research on labor market inequalities, internal migration, immigration, and social mobility in Ireland and the UK.

My current work falls into two main subfields.

The first involves a long-standing interest in the connections between social and spatial mobility. The papers below look at the relationship between internal migration and wages for immigrants and their offspring via selection models. The first two emphasize the changing importance of historic place characteristics. The Social Science Quarterly paper examines the selection of new versus traditional immigrant destinations for wages of immigrants and the second generation.

Goodwin-White, J. (forthcoming in Population, Space and Place). "Is Social Mobility Spatial? Characteristics of Immigrant Metros and Second Generation Outcomes, 1940-70 and 1970-2000."

Goodwin-White, J. (2014). “The Shaping of Selection: Secondary Migration and Historic Immigrant Geographies”. California Center for Population Research Working Paper. UCLA.

Goodwin-White, J. (2012). “Emerging Immigrant Geographies: Racial Wages and Migration Selectivity”. Social Science Quarterly 93(3): 779-98.

Previous versions are available as pre-publication working papers at the California Center for Population Research.

The second strand of my current work investigates spatial contexts of labor market inequality and is associated with a National Science Foundation grant: Uneven Geographies from Recession to Recovery. My first publication from this grant estimates how metro-level profiles of wage inequality between major ethnic/racial/gender groups change between 2000 and 2010.

Goodwin-White, J. (2014). “Hanging Together or Falling Apart?: Estimating City Wage Inequality of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, 2000-2010”. Canadian Journal of Regional Science 37(1/3): 27-39.

Grants

2013-16 National Science Foundation grant  “Uneven geographies from recession to recovery” ($111,000)

2008-10 International Research Grants, University College Dublin: “Comparing International Contexts of Immigrant Integration” and “Developing Geographies of Inequality”

Grad Students

Dylan Connor

Heather Agnew (committee member)

Will Rosales (Sociology -- committee member)

Current Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods for Geographic Research

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Spring Quarter

Ethnicity in American Cities

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2014 Spring Quarter

Ethnicity in American Cities

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Geography

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2014 Winter Quarter

Population Geography

2013 Winter Quarter

Population Geography

International Migration

2012 Fall Quarter

Ethnicity in American Cities

Working Group in Sociology

2012 Spring Quarter

Social Geography

2012 Winter Quarter

Ethnicity in the American City

Previous Courses by Course

GEOG M243
International Migration

2013 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL M236B
International Migration

2013 Winter Quarter

GEOG 142
Population Geography

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GEOG 144
Ethnicity in the American City

2012 Winter Quarter

GEOG 144
Ethnicity in American Cities

2014 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

GEOG 147
Social Geography

2012 Spring Quarter

GEOG 191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Geography

2014 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL 295
Working Group in Sociology

2012 Fall Quarter

GEOG 296E
Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2014 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter