Progresar en madrid: Aspiraciones y expectativas de la segunda generación en españa

Translated title of the contribution: Making headway in Madrid: Second generation aspirations and expectations in Spain

Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, William Haller, Erik Vickstrom

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Abstract

This paper analyses determinants of the aspirations and expectations among immigrant offspring on the basis of a representative sample of second generation adolescents interviewed at schools in the metropolitan area of Madrid. Seven hypotheses are formulated in relation to status attainment in general and aspirations and expectations in particular. We present breakdowns of educational and occupational aspirations and expectations by gender, parental education and school. The analysis is completed with structural equation models which offer an integrated theoretical perspective on the causal structure of ambition in the Spanish context. We examine the consequences of our conclusions for theory and policies.

Translated title of the contributionMaking headway in Madrid: Second generation aspirations and expectations in Spain
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)55-86
Number of pages32
JournalRevista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas
Issue number134
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aspirations
  • Education
  • Expectations
  • Immigrant offspring
  • Occupation
  • Spain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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