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1.5 generation internal migration in the US: dispersion from states of immigration?

Ellis, Mark and Goodwin-White, Jamie (2006) 1.5 generation internal migration in the US: dispersion from states of immigration? International Migration Review, 40, (4), pp. 899-926. (doi:10.1111/j.1747-7379.2006.00048.x).

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The issue of immigrant spatial concentration and the possibilities for immigrant dispersion through migration features in at least three interrelated debates about immigration. First, the ethnic enclave literature centers on the question of whether spatial concentration improves or harms the well-being of immigrants. Second, spatial assimilation theory links immigrant relocation away from residential enclaves to socieconomic gains. Although framed at an intra-urban scale, we suggest that similar assimilation logics infuse thinking and expectations about immigrant settlement and spatial mobility at other scales. And third, immigrant clustering links to anxieties about the threats posed by non-european origin newcomers to the tradtional cultural fabric of the nation. In the current wave of immigration, research on questions of settlement geography and spatial mobility has so far been restricted to the first generation. But as the current wave of immigration matures there is a growing population of adults who are the children of immigrants. This paper investigates the migration behavior of these adult children, specifically of the 1.5 generation, seeking to answer the question of whether they will remain in the states in which their parents' generation settled or move on. It also assesses whether the out-migration response of the 1.5 generation in states of immigrant concentration is similar to that of their parents' generation or the US-born population

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Published date: December 2006
Keywords: migration, immigration, second generation, 1.5 generation, spatial assimilation theory
Organisations: Southampton Statistical Research Inst., Social Statistics


Local EPrints ID: 35185
ISSN: 0197-9183
PURE UUID: d1072eed-5310-40d0-8715-cdd4db622792

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Date deposited: 19 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:48

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