The New Second Generation in the United States

  title={The New Second Generation in the United States},
  author={R. Farley and R. Alba},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={669 - 701}
  • R. Farley, R. Alba
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • International Migration Review
  • Immigration to the United States accelerated in the late 1960s. Since many migrants are young people who form families shortly after arrival, there is now a large and rapidly growing second generation - many of them now young adults who recently completed school and started their careers. There is much speculation about whether this second generation will assimilate into the middle class rapidly or form a new urban underclass. The last census to ask parental birthplace questions was 1970, so an… CONTINUE READING
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