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Segmented assimilation and cross-national comparative research on the integration of immigrants and their children

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Vermeulen, Hans

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Abstract In the study of immigrant integration - understood as the integration of immigrants and their offspring - segmented assimilation theory stands out as the most comprehensive, coherent and systematic approach in its field. It is much discussed, but also much contested. This article attempts a critical evaluation of the theory. It looks also at the question if the theory applies to Europe and if it can thus be used in cross-national research.
Keywords integration
Classification Sociology of the Youth, Sociology of Childhood; Migration, Sociology of Migration; Social Problems
Free Keywords Integration; segmented assimilation; downward assimilation; second generation; Europe; United States
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 1214-1230
Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33 (2010) 7
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419871003615306
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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