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Culture and Population Working Group Meeting

Sandra Hofferth (Dept of Family Science) and U.J. Moon (MPRC), “Parental Expectations and Childhood Activities in Immigrant Transitions to Adulthood"
When Sep 11, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where 2101C Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6392
Attendees Melissa Brown
Monica Das Gupta
Sandra Hofferth
Anthony Kondracki
Amy Lewin
Sangeetha Madhavan
Kevin Roy
Hoda Sana
Liana Sayer
Mahesh Somashekar
Reeve Vanneman
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Abstract

As the proportion of children who are immigrants or children of immigrants increases, renewed attention is being given to their transition to adulthood.  The present study uses the Child Development and the Transition to Adulthood supplements of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to compare a small sample of contemporary immigrant and nonimmigrant youth completing high school in 2005-11 as they move into the young adult years.  Results show that children of immigrants are more integrated into society, graduating high school, enrolling in college, and being gainfully occupied in work or in school, though they are also less likely to be self-sufficient.  Participation in academic activities and higher achievement levels in secondary school as well as higher SES family background and greater parental educational expectations are associated with later success.

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