The Adaptation of Migrant Children

@article{Portes2011TheAO,
  title={The Adaptation of Migrant Children},
  author={A. Portes and A. Rivas},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={219 - 246}
}
Alejandro Portes and Alejandro Rivas examine how young immigrants are adapting to life in the United States. [...] Key Method Culturalist researchers emphasize the newcomers' place in the cultural and linguistic life of the host society; structuralists, their place in the socioeconomic hierarchy. Within each camp, views range from darkly pessimistic—that disadvantaged children of immigrants are simply not joining the American mainstream—to optimistic—that assimilation is taking place today just as it has in the…Expand
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