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ERIC Number: EJ888037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8691
The Civic Engagement of Immigrant Youth: New Evidence from the 2006 Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey
Lopez, Mark Hugo; Marcelo, Karlo Barrios
Applied Developmental Science, v12 n2 p66-73 2008
We present new evidence on the civic engagement of immigrants and the children of immigrant parents (ages 15 to 25). Utilizing the 2006 Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey conducted by CIRCLE, we find that young immigrants report lower levels of civic engagement on most measures compared to natives. However, once observable demographic factors are controlled, many of these differences are eliminated. In contrast, the children of immigrant parents report levels of civic engagement that match or exceed those of natives. (Contains 4 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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