ASSESSING IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION: New Empirical and Theoretical Challenges

  title={ASSESSING IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION: New Empirical and Theoretical Challenges},
  author={Mary C. Waters and Tom{\'a}s R. Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
This review examines research on the assimilation of immigrant groups. We review research on four primary benchmarks of assimilation: socioeconomic status, spatial concentration, language assimilation, and intermarriage. The existing literature shows that today's immigrants are largely assimilating into American society along each of these dimensions. This review also considers directions for future research on the assimilation of immigrant groups in new southern and midwestern gateways and how… 

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