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Incorporation of children of immigrants: the case of descendants of immigrants from Turkey in Sweden
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8227-3659
2013 (English)In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 36, no 12, 2141-2159 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper investigates how children of immigrants from Turkey are integrated into Swedish society. The educational achievements and labour market outcomes of this group are compared with the performance of the offspring of native-born parents. The aim of the study is to explore whether we can observe a tendency towards downward mobility among young people of immigrant background in Sweden and thereby provide reflections on the existing formulation of the segmented assimilation theory. Findings show that descendants of immigrants seem not to be in the process of downward assimilation, that is, social exclusion and therefore formation of a distinct underclass in Sweden. The concept of subordinate inclusion is a more appropriate description of the experiences of children of immigrants.

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Taylor and Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles , 2013. Vol. 36, no 12, 2141-2159 p.
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children of immigrants, segmented assimilation, education, labour market
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102777DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2012.696667ISI: 000327469100013OAI: diva2:683901
Available from: 2014-01-07 Created: 2013-12-26 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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