Ethnicities: Children of migrants in America

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Alejandro Portes discusses the complex social, economic and cultural determinants of today’s second generation of immigrants to the United States of America. He warns that unless changes are made there is a strong likelihood that members of today’s second generation will join those at the bottom of society forming a new “’rainbow underclass’.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Acculturation
  • Community
  • Labour markets
  • Race
  • Social capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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