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Sociology Department Colloquium: Alejandro Portes

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June 4, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Mendenhall 101

Please join us for a colloquium being given by Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University.

“The Longitudinal Study of the Second Generation: A Comparative Synthesis”

This talk will introduce and describe a recently completed panel study of the adaptation process of children of immigrants in Spain, including the methodology for successful sample retrieval after a time span of four years.

The study closely replicates the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) conducted in the United States between 1992 and 2005. Results of both studies on such adaptation outcomes as national self-identities, experiences of discrimination, self-esteem, educational aspirations and attainment, and labor market participation will be described.

The bearing of such findings on current theories of second generation adaptation, including neo-assimilationism, generations of exclusion,  and segmented assimilation will be discussed.