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Immigration and the family : research and policy on U.S. immigrants

Author: Alan Booth; Ann C Crouter; Nancy Landale
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is perhaps the first book to deal with the impact of migration on family relations and child development. It also considers the policies that enhance or impede family links to U.S. institutions. Although there is extensive literature on migration, most of it focuses on the economic success of the migrants. The chapters in this book address questions central to understanding the migrant experience and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Booth; Ann C Crouter; Nancy Landale
ISBN: 0805821538 9780805821536
OCLC Number: 34721460
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Description: viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ties that bind: immigration and immigrant families in the United States / Rubén G. Rumbaut --
Immigrant generations / Leif Jensen and Yoshimi Chitose --
Migration and the dynamics of family phenomena / Guillermina Jasso --
Immigrant families at risk: factors that undermine chances for success / Mary C. Waters --
The psychological experience of immigration: a developmental perspective / Cynthia García Coll and Katherine Magnuson --
Research perspectives on constructs of change: intercultural migration and developmental transitions / Luis M. Laosa --
Factors that impact development outcomes of immigrant children / Mary Lou de Leon Siantz --
Immigration and sociocultural change in Mexican, Chinese, and Vietnamese American families / Raymond Buriel and Terri De Ment --
Understanding family change across generations: problems of conceptualization and research design / Charles Hirschman --
The concept of "bicultural families" and its implications for research on immigrant and ethnic families / Nazli Kibria --
Asian immigrant variables and structural models of cross-cultural distress / Gargi Roysircar Sodowsky and Edward Wai Ming Lai --
Immigrant families and public policy: a deepening divide / Michael Fix and Wendy Zimmermann --
Whither the 1950s? the family and macroeconomic context of immigration and welfare reform in the 1990s / Suzanne M. Bianchi --
Immigrant integration and pending legislation: observations on empirical projections / B. Lindsay Lowell --
Immigration and the family: an overview / Nancy S. Landale.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter, Nancy Landale.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 1226275


Documenting the third in a series of annual symposia on family issues, this text explores the experiences of immigrant families, particularly as they relate to assimilation and adaptation processes.  Read more...
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