Inheriting the City The Children of Immigrants Come of Age

ISBN-10: 0871544784

ISBN-13: 9780871544780

Edition: 2009

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Behind the contentious politics of immigration lies the question of how well new immigrants are becoming part of American society. To address this question, Inheriting the City draws on the results of a ground-breaking study of young adults of immigrant parents in metropolitan New York to provide a comprehensive look at their social, economic, cultural, and political lives. Inheriting the City examines five immigrant groups to disentangle the complicated question of how they are faring relative to native-born groups, and how achievement differs between and within these groups. While some experts worry that these young adults would not do as well as previous waves of immigrants due to lack of high-paying manufacturing jobs, poor public schools, and an entrenched racial divide, Inheriting the City finds that the second generation is rapidly moving into the mainstreamspeaking English, working in jobs that resemble those held by native New Yorkers their age, and creatively c
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Map of Respondents in Metropolitan New York
Introduction: Inheriting the City
The Worlds of the Fathers and Mothers
Ethnic Identities
Family and Neighborhood Origins
The School System as Sorting Mechanism
The Second Generation Goes to Work
Forming New Families
Culture Matters
Civic and Political Engagement
Race, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Conclusion: The Second Generation Advantage
Methodological Appendix
References
Index
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