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The Link Between the Transnational Behaviour and Integration of the Second Generation in European and American Cities: Does the context of reception matter?

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Tineke Fokkema ,

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, NL
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Laurence Lessard-Phillips,

Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester, GB
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James D. Bachmeier,

Pennsylvania State University, US
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Susan K. Brown

University of California, Irvine, US
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Abstract

This article investigates the transnational behaviour of the children of immigrants – the second generation – in 11 European and two U.S. cities. We find evidence that transnational practices such as visits to the home country, remittances and use of ethnic media persist only among a minority of the second generation. At a personal level, these second-generation transmigrants are less socio-culturally integrated but more economically integrated in the host country. They also tend to live in those cities and countries with policies that are more assimilationist or exclusionary than multicultural.
How to Cite: Fokkema, T., Lessard-Phillips, L., Bachmeier, J.D. and Brown, S.K., 2012. The Link Between the Transnational Behaviour and Integration of the Second Generation in European and American Cities: Does the context of reception matter?. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 2(2), pp.111–123. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2478/v10202-011-0033-x
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Published on 01 Jun 2012.
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