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. (2015). "Is Social Mobility Spatial? Characteristics of Immigrant Metros and Second Generation Outcomes, 1940-70 and 1970-2000."  Population, Place and Space

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

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.  My second publication on this project estimates counterfactual gender wage distributions pre- and post-recession for top metropolitan areas, decomposing these for returns to "fair" vs "unfair" inequality, and concludes that gender wage inequality is spatially polarizing, rather than declining.

Goodwin-White, J. (forthcoming). "Go West, Young Woman? The Geography of the Gender Wage Gap Through The Great Recession." Economic Geography.

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

2016-17 Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship ($12,000)

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 (completed 2017)

Flavia Lake

Heather Agnew (committee member)

Will Rosales (Sociology -- committee member)