Introduction: The second generation and the children of immigrants longitudinal study

Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut

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This Special Issue presents original results from the third wave of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study [CILS], a decade-old panel that followed a large sample of second-generation youths from early adolescence to early adulthood. The issue contains results of the third survey, conducted in 2001-2003 as members of the panel had reached an average age of 24. This introduction provides evidence of the importance of the topic, describes the methodology of the study, and summarizes the contents of the issue. The following articles examine different aspects of the second-generation adaptation process in early adulthood and tests alternative hypotheses on the forms of the process and its determinants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-999
Number of pages17
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Acculturation
  • Children of immigrants
  • Second generation
  • Segmented assimilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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