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The Children of Immigrants at SchoolA Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe$
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Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814760949

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.001.0001

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The Children of Immigrants at School

The Children of Immigrants at School

Conclusions and Recommendations

(p.253) Chapter Seven The Children of Immigrants at School
The Children of Immigrants at School

Richard Alba

Jennifer Holdaway

NYU Press

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main findings regarding the social and academic integration of children of low-status immigrants. It discusses the educational outcomes for native and second-generation youth in in six different countries and shows that immigrant-origin students are generally disadvantaged in schools when compared with those coming from native families. It considers how the inequalities in quantitative educational attainment ar amplified by differences in the quality of the institutions where members of majority and minority groups are concentrated. It also examines factors that affect the educational success of immigrant-origin children and concludes by offering recommendations to ameliorate existing educational inequalities and to help the second generation succeed in school.

Keywords:   social integration, academic integration, low-status immigrants, immigrant-origin students, educational inequalities, educational attainment, immigrant-origin children, education, second generation

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