ERIC Number: ED237598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Six Immigrant Groups in Queens: A Pilot Study.
Grant, Geraldine S.
This research report summarizes data on six new immigrant groups, Colombians, Italians, Greeks, Koreans, Asian Indians, and Israelis, living in the Borough of Queens in New York City. The research format consisted of a comprehensive interview administered to 116 households. Data on occupation, education, income, household composition, socioeconomic status, class self-perception, involvement in community and ethnic organizations, and attitudes toward community are presented. The trend data indicate that this group of immigrants is drawn from urban, occupationally middle-class, and well educated backgrounds in the country of origin and that their self-perceptions, attitudes and certain behavioral patterns indicate middle class status in the United States. Data also indicate that while immigrants see themselves as members of the middle class, ethnicity is an important element in their lives. Several areas are suggested for further research: the relationship between ethnic identity and discrimination, conflict, and self isolation. (Author/CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
Identifiers: Colombians; Israelis; New York (Queens)
Note: A paper produced under the Ethnic Studies Project.