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Author Feliciano, Cynthia, 1973-

Title Unequal origins : immigrant selection and the education of the second generation / Cynthia Feliciano
Published New York : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xi, 177 pages) : illustrations
Series The new Americans
New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents Introduction -- Explaining ethnic differences: cultural and structural views -- Those who stay and those who leave -- Immigrant origins and second-generation ambitions -- Immigrant origins and second-generation attainment -- Upwards, downwards, sideways?: the assimilation trajectories of contemporary immigrant groups -- Conclusion: unequal origins, unequal outcomes
Summary Feliciano examines how immigrants compare to those left behind in their origin countries, and how that selection affects the educational adaptation of children of immigrants in the United States. Her findings contradict the assumption that immigrants are negatively selected: nearly all immigrants are more educated than the populations in their home countries, but Asian immigrants are the most highly selected. This helps explain the Asian second generations superior educational attainment as compared to Europeans, Afro-Caribbeans, or Latin Americans. The book challenges cultural explanations for ethnic differences by highlighting how inequalities in the relative pre-migration educational attainments of immigrants are reproduced among their children in the U.S. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-166) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children of immigrants -- Education -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies
Immigrants -- Education -- Cross-cultural studies
Educational attainment -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies
EDUCATION -- Students & Student Life.
Children of immigrants -- Education.
Educational attainment.
Immigrants -- Education.
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
United States.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781593322786