Assimilation of immigrants and their adult children [electronic resource] : college education, cohabitation, and work / Ping Chen.
- El Paso [Tex.] : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2010.
- New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
The new Americans : recent immigration and American society
1 online resource (189 p.)
Adult children of immigrants -- United States.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
- Electronic books.
- Chen studies recent immigrants and their adult children in three domains: college education, union formation, and work. In education, Chen finds that second-generation youth universally achieve higher in high school graduation than their immigrant parents. However, assimilation in terms of college education is lower among some ethnic groups due to social, cultural and structural factors. In family life, Chen finds that being raised in immigrant families protects youth from assimilating into the alternative life style of cohabitation and encourages marriage. In employment, nativity and immigran
- CONTENTS; Acknowledgement; 1 Introduction; 2 Assimilation of College Education: Intergenerational andInter-Class Mobility of the Second Immigrant Generation; 3 Cohabitation and Marriage among Immigrant Youth DuringTransition to Adulthood; 4 Divergent Paths of Economic Adaptation: Nativity andImmigrant Statuses, Labor Segment Membership andEconomic Well-Being; 5 Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; References; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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