Life Course Workshop: "Childhood Immigration and the Life Course"
Life course theory provides a useful framework for the study of immigration. The interest in the study of childhood immigration status from the perspective of events and exposures during childhood and their potential long-term consequences for adult well-being challenges both contemporary theory and research design. This workshop is aimed at introducing life course researchers to the growing literature on childhood immigration and the ways in which the central questions in the field of migration research can inform life course analysis and vice versa. Reading: Roberto G. Gonzales. (2011). Learning to be Illegal: Undocumented Youth and Shifting Legal Contexts in the Transition to Adulthood. American Sociological Review, 76, 602-619