Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Heather Antecol

Rights Information

1996 Christian L Tchamitchian


I use 2000-2017 American Community Survey data to study the impact of source county conflict on the earnings of US immigrants from Syria and Lebanon. My data initially presented large wealth disparities between men and women, from both countries. Thus, they were analyzed separately. I conducted a standard Ordinary Least Squares regression using Earnings as my DV and Conflict as my IV and control for personal characteristics as well as time spent working. Overall, my findings proved to be far more nuanced than expected. A negative statistically significant relationship between conflict and earnings was presented for Lebanese men, while a small but positive significant relationship was presented for Syrian men. The results for conflict for women were insignificant for both countries.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.