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By Alejandro Portes

very similar to the U.S., the international locations of Western Europe have skilled vast immigration within the final 3 many years. Spain, specifically, has been reworked from an immigrant-exporting kingdom to 1 receiving thousands of recent immigrants. this day, nearly thirteen percentage of the country’s inhabitants is foreign-born. Spanish Legacies, written by way of the world over identified specialists on immigration, explores how the youngsters of immigrants—the moment generation—are dealing with the demanding situations of variation to Spanish society, evaluating their studies with these in their friends within the United States.

utilizing a wealthy information set in accordance with either survey and ethnographic fabric, Spanish Legacies describes the studies of transforming into up by means of the big inhabitants of second-generation youths in Spain and the valuable results of the process—from nationwide self-identification and studies of discrimination to academic attainment and labor-market access. The examine is predicated on a pattern of just about 7,000 second-generation scholars who have been interviewed in Madrid and Barcelona in 2008 after which and re-interviewed 4 years later. A survey of immigrant mom and dad, a substitute pattern for misplaced respondents within the moment survey, and a survey of native-parentage scholars supplement this wealthy facts set. results of the difference procedure in Spain are systematically provided in 5 chapters, brought by means of real-life histories of chosen respondents drawn through the study’s ethnographic module. Systematic comparisons with effects from the USA convey a few brilliant similarities within the model of youngsters of immigrants in either international locations, in addition to variations marked by means of contrasting stories of discrimination, self-identities, and ambition.


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