The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and its Variants

  title={The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and its Variants},
  author={Alejandro Portes and Min Zhou},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={74 - 96}
  • A. Portes, Min Zhou
  • Published 1 November 1993
  • Psychology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Post-1965 immigration to the United States has given rise to a vigorous literature focused on adult newcomers. There is, however, a growing new second generation whose prospects of adaptation cannot be gleaned from the experience of their parents or from that of children of European immigrants arriving at the turn of the century. We present data on the contemporary second generation and review the challenges that it confronts in seeking adaptation to American society. The concept of segmented… 
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