Immigrant Second Generation in Metropolitan New York
Analyzes the forces leading to or impeding the assimilation of 18- to 32-year-olds from immigrant backgrounds that vary in terms of race, language, and the mix of skills and liabilities their parents brought to the United States. To make sure that what we find derives specifically from growing up in an immigrant family, rather than simply being a young person in New York, a comparison group of people from native born White, Black, and Puerto Rican backgrounds was also studied. The sample was drawn from NYC (except for Staten Island) and the surrounding counties in the inner part of the NY-NJ metropolitan region where the vast majority of immigrants and native born minority group members live and grow up. The project began with a pilot study in July 1996. Survey data collection took place between November-December 1999. Includes demographic variables such as race, ethnicity, language, age, education, income, family size, country of origin, and citizenship status.
- United States
- Immigrant Second Generation in Metropolitan New York