3rd Annual Symposium -- Immigration and the Family: Research and Policy on U.S. Immigrants

Date 11/02/95 to 11/03/95
Location Penn State University
Description

From the Preface

The number of first-generation, documented and undocumented immigrant individuals in the United States is 19.8 million, up 106% from 1970. Although much is known about their numbers and origins, very little is known about immigrant families even though their experience in the process of assimilation and adaptation is vital. Several questions are central to understanding the migrant experience and family outcomes. The chapters in this book address these questions and related issues.

Who Are Migrants and How Does This Status Affect Family Outcomes?

Lead Speaker: Ruben Rumbaut, Michigan State University

Discussants:
Leif Jensen, The Pennsylvania State University
Guillermina Jasso, New York University
Mary Waters, Harvard University

How Does the Migration Experience Affect Child and Adolescent Development?

Lead Speaker: Cynthia Garcia-Coll, Brown University

Discussants:
Concha Delgado-Gaitan, University of California-Davis
Luis Laosa, Educational Testing Service
Mary Lou de Leon Saintz, Indiana University

How Does Family Structure and Process Change across Succeeding Generations?

Lead Speaker: Ray Buriel, Pomona College, Claremont Colleges

Discussants:
Charles Hirshman, University of Washington
Nazli Kibria, Boston University
Gargi Raysircar Sodowsky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What Policies Enhance or Impede Immigrant Family Links to U.S. Institutions?

Lead Speaker: Michael Fix, Urban Institute

Discussants:
Suzanne Bianchi, University of Maryland
Susan Martin, Commission on Immigrant Reform
Deborah Philips, National Research Council Board on Children and Families

Book Citation

Booth, Alan, Ann C. Crouter, and Nancy S. Landale (1997). Immigration and the Family: Research and Policy on U.S. Immigrants. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

To purchase the book: www.psypress.com

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