Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth
The well-being and productivity of immigrant youth has become one of the most important global issues of our times as a result of mass migration and resettlement. In this unique volume, leading scholars from multiple nations and disciplines provide a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary research on immigrant youth and delineate the most promising future directions for research on their success, suggesting implications for policy and interventions that will benefit host societies as well as immigrant youth. The contributors to Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth include many of the leading international experts on migration, acculturation, intergroup issues and immigrant youth development, with contributions from the fields of child development, demography, economics, education, immigrant mental health, social psychology and sociology.
- Electronic book text
- 05 Nov 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 20 b/w illus. 14 tables
"...Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth is a comprehensive volume, written and assembled by experts in the field and providing timely and important information regarding the status, demography, and life conditions of immigrant children in primary target countries in North America and Europe.... provides an excellent source of fundamental information for policy makers, educators, scientists, charitable service providers, immigration officials, law enforcement officials, and public health professionals. I would also highly recommend use of this volume for college courses in sociology and anthropology."
--Dr. Tanya LeBlanc, PsycCRITIQUES
--Dr. Tanya LeBlanc, PsycCRITIQUES
Table of contents
Introduction Ann S. Masten, Karmela Liebkind and Donald J. Hernandez; 1. Resources, strengths, and challenges for children in immigrant families in eight affluent countries Donald J. Hernandez; 2. Better fortunes? Living arrangements and school enrolment of migrant youth in six western countries Audrey N. Beck and Marta Tienda; 3. Income poverty and income support for minority and immigrant households with children in rich countries Timothy S. Smeeding, Karen Robson, Cody Wing and Jonathan Gershuny; 4. Age at immigration and the education outcomes of children Miles Corak; 5. Positive immigrant youth adaptation in context: developmental, acculturation and social psychological perspectives Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, John Berry, Xenia Chryssochoou, David Lackland Sam and Jean Phinney; 6. Understanding the immigrant paradox in youth: developmental and contextual considerations Cynthia Garcia Coll, Flannery Patton, Amy Marks, Radosveta Dimitrova, Rui Yang, Gloria A. Suarez and Andrea Patrico; 7. The contributions of youth to immigrant families Andrew J. Fuligni and Eva H. Telzer; 8. Specifying social psychological adaptation of immigrant youth: social identity, intergroup attitudes and intergroup interactions Karmela Liebkind, Inga Jasinkskaja-Lahti and Tuuli Anna Mahonen; 9. Understanding ethnic minority identity Maykel Verkuyten; 10. Muslim, American, and immigrant: integration despite challenges Selcuk R. Sirin and Taveeshi Gupta; 11. Autonomous-related self and competence: the potential of immigrant youth Cigdem Kagitcibasi; 12. Thriving among immigrant youth: theoretical and empirical bases of positive development Richard M. Lerner, Jacqueline V. Lerner, Edmond Bowers and Selve Lewin-Bizan; 13. The role of developmental transitions in psychosocial competence: a comparison of native and immigrant young people in Germany Rainer K. Silbereisen, Peter F. Titzmann, Andrea Michel, Avi Sagi-Schwartz and Yoav Lavee; 14. Conceptualizing the school acculturative context: school, classroom, and the immigrant student Gabriel Horenczyk and Moshe Tatar; 15. Peer relations in multicultural school Christiane Spiel and Dagmar Strohmier; 16. Latino education in the United States: immigration, language, and achievement Eugene E. Garcia; 17. Promoting the well-being of immigrant youth: a framework for comparing outcomes and policies Brian Nolan.