Promising directions for research on the second-generation immigrants

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This article engages with Luthra, Soehl and Waldinger’s (2018) Origins and Destinations to consider the future of comparative work on the experiences of second generation immigrants. I highlight the strengths of the book in bringing clarity to existing theoretical debates and in using fitting methods to identify empirical patterns in surveys from New York and Los Angeles. I discuss the future avenues for research inspired by this work that include considering cumulative effects of group-level factors and employing inductive approaches to identifying heterogeneity among second-generation immigrants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2291-2296
Number of pages6
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science


  • Second-generation
  • educational attainment
  • immigrant integration
  • immigration
  • occupational status
  • origin and destination contexts


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