Decolonization Immigrations and the Social Origins of the Second Generation: The Case of North Africans in France 1

  title={Decolonization Immigrations and the Social Origins of the Second Generation: The Case of North Africans in France 1},
  author={Richard Alba and Roxane Silberman},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={1169 - 1193}
Immigrations resulting from decolonization challenge the ability of researchers to track accurately the incorporation of the second generation through classifications based on country of origin. This article considers a classic example of such an immigration - from North Africa to France at the time of and after the independence of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. This immigration was ethnically complex, composed - to take a rough cut - of the former colonists of European background (the pieds… 

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