This article examines social science research into the socioeconomic and cultural factors associated with immigrants who naturalize. Few of the studies in this review use statistical methodologies and many of the findings are highly impressionistic. Yet, several of the studies find common factors to explain the decision to naturalize. These include: length of residence in the United States, varied potentials for acculturation among different national origin groups, motivation for immigration and formal education and language skills. However, no single study is found that examines all of the variables influencing the naturalization decision.
A study of the production, size, growth, & composition of the serial & monograph literature of the social sciences up to 1973 is reported. Data on the social science serial literature was obtained by analysis of the Check List of Social Science Serials (CLOSSS)--a machine-readable data base constructed specifically for the Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences (DISISS) project. A wide range of published & unpublished primary & secondary statistics were used for a variety of other analyses. In many analyses the data is broken down by subject within the social sciences & by country of origin. The analysis of literature growth shows that it is necessary to reexamine the widely held view that the bulk of literature growth has been & will continue to be exponential. Accelerating & exponential growth has occurred in much of the serial literature, & in a few, but not all, parts of the monograph literature. There are currently signs of a leveling off in the rate of growth. 27 Tables, 5 Figures. AA.
15 citation analyses in the soc sci's, representing res completed in the US & the UK, are compared & analyzed. Fields represented include pol'al sci, sociol, business admin, econ's, & educ. According to the findings of these studies, writers in econ's & in the applied fields of educ & business administration tend to draw their sources from a rather narrow range of subject fields. In the 'pure' soc sci's, about 90% of the references are from English language sources. This % rises much higher in the applied fields. Roughly 50% of the materials used by soc sci'ts are monographs as opposed to periodicals & other serials. Humanists apparently use a larger proportion of monographs, while natural sci'ts depend much more on periodicals. In age, about 50% of the references used by authors in soc sci are 10 yrs old or less. This age is slightly greater than that of literature used by natural sci'ts; & noticeably less than the age of sources used by humanists. Modified HA.