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Cynthia Feliciano, Washington University in St. Louis

Contextual Inequalities and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Adult Children of U.S. Immigrants
When Mar 28, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

The children of post-1965 immigrants to the United States are finally of the age when we can ascertain a more complete picture of their educational and occupational attainments and inter-generational mobility patterns. This talk focuses on how these outcomes are shaped by multiple contexts, including the pre-migration origins of their parents, and contexts of reception in the United States. Findings are drawn primarily from a mixed-methods longitudinal study that began in San Diego in 1992 and followed a representative sample of children of immigrants from Mexico, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other countries from adolescence to middle adulthood. Findings show largely positive patterns of educational and occupational integration, including seemingly high levels of inter-generational educational and occupational mobility, shaped by multiple contexts. At the family level, immigrants’ adult children benefit from the high pre-migration statuses of their parents, despite a common experience of downward mobility after migration. At the state and federal levels, adult children of immigrants achieved their goals in far more inclusive contexts than those facing younger children of immigrants today. 

About the Speaker 

Cynthia Feliciano.2

Cynthia Feliciano is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, and was previously on the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. Her research investigates the development and consequences of group boundaries and inequalities based on race, ethnicity, class, and gender, focusing primarily on how descendants of Latin American and Asian immigrants are incorporated into the United States. She received her B.A. from Boston University and her PhD from UCLA, and has been a fellow of the Ford Foundation, the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Program, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

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COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Spring 2022 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols

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