Immigrants, Schooling and Social Mobility: Does Culture make a Difference?

Immigrants, Schooling and Social Mobility: Does Culture make a Difference?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333793435
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/08/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

HANS VERMEULEN is co-Director of Research at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam. He has been an assistant expert of UNESCO in Athens and Associate Professor at the Departments of Anthropology of the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. He has published extensively on migration and ethnicity. His most recent publication is The Politics of Ethnic Consciousness (co-edited with C.Govers, 1997).

JOEL PERLMANN is Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and Levy Institute Research Professor. He is the author of Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors The Role of Culture in Explanations of Social Mobility; H.Vermeulen The Persistence of Culture Versus Structure in Recent Work: The Case of Modes of Incorporation; J.Perlmann What Colour 'Success'? Distorting Value in Studies of Ethnic Entrepreneurship; P.Werbner The Cultural Fallacy in Studies of Racial and Ethnic Mobility; S.Steinberg Situational and Structural Rationales for the School Performance of Immigrant Youth: Three Cases; M.A.Gibson What the Jews Brought: East-European Jewish Immigration to the United States, ca. 1900; J.Perlmann Peasantry and Trading Diaspora: Differential Social Mobility of Italians and Greeks in the United States; H.Vermeulen & T.Venema The Internationalization of Back Culture: A Comparison of Lower-Class Youth in Brazil and the Netherlands; L.Sansone Creoles and Hindustanis: Patterns of Social Mobility in Two Surinamese Immigrant Groups in the Netherlands; M.Niekerk Does Culture Explain? Understanding Differences in School Attainment Between Iberian and Turkish Youth in the Netherlands; F.Lindo Breaking the Circle of Disadvantage: Social Mobility of Second-generation Moroccans and Turks in the Netherlands; M.Crul Index

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