Portes, Alejandro, 1944-

Legacies : the story of the immigrant second generation / Alejandro Portes, Ruben G. Rumbaut. - Berkeley, CA ; New York : University of California Press ; Russell Sage Foundation, 2001. - xxiv, 406 p., 23 p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-387) and index.

1. Twelve Stories -- 2. The New Americans: An Overview -- 3. Not Everyone is Chosen: -- 4. Making It in America -- 5. In Their Own Eyes: Immigrant Outlooks on America -- 6. Lost in Translation: Language & the New Second Generation -- 7. Defining the Situation: The Ethnic Identities of Children of Immigrants -- 8. The Crucible Within: Family, Schools, and the Psychology of the Second Generation -- 9. School Achievement and Failure -- 10. Conclusion: Mainstream Ideologies and the Long-Term Prospects of Immigrant Communities -- App A. Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study: Follow-up Questionnaire -- App B. Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study: Parental Questionnaire -- App C. Variables Used in Multivariate Analyses: Chapters 6 to 9.

"One out of five Americans, more than 55 million people, are first- or second-generation immigrants. This study, the most comprehensive to date, probes the lives of the new immigrant second generation, exploring its immense potential to transform American society for better or worse. Whether this new generation reinvigorates the nation or deepens its social problems depends on the social and economic trajectories of this still young population."

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Immigrants--Economic conditions.--United States
Immigrants--Social conditions.--United States

United States--Emigration and immigration.

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