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ERIC Number: EJ1375958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2005-615X
EISSN: EISSN-2377-0031
Does Acquisition of Formal Citizenship Have an Impact on Immigrant Adolescents' Perception of Racial Inequality and Discrimination?
Lee, Moosung; Kim, Yeonjeong; Chesters, Jenny
Multicultural Education Review, v14 n3 p153-176 2022
As immigrants account for an increasing proportion of American youth, understanding how these young people experience change in their citizenship status is an important, yet rarely examined area for research. There is a plethora of evidence that opportunities to participate in American society are stratified according to class, race and ethnicity. Although formal citizenship confers important social, political and economic rights that may attenuate the effects of these intersecting factors, it may be difficult for adolescents to appreciate the longer term benefits of naturalization when their everyday experiences involve racial discrimination. In this paper we analyse the first two waves of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study to examine the effects of acquiring citizenship on perceptions of inequality and discrimination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; California
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