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Life Course Research and Social Policies
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Situating Children of Migrants across Borders and Origins

A Methodological Overview

Editors: Bolzman, Claudio, Bernardi, Laura, LeGoff, Jean-Marie (Eds.)

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  • This open access book has unprecedented detail on life-course methodologies in surveying second-generation immigrantsIncludes revealing case studies with analysis of the difficulties faced in empirical research, and how they were overcomeFeatures material and analysis from a variety of national and disciplinary perspectives
  • Detailed linkage of methodological and theoretical quest​
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This open access wide-ranging collation of papers examines a host of issues in studying second-generation immigrants, their life courses, and their relations with older generations. Tightly focused on methodological aspects, both quantitative and qualitative, the volume features the work of authors from numerous countries, from differing disciplines, and approaches. A key addition in a corpus of literature which has until now been restricted to studying the childhood, adolescence and youth of the children of immigrants, the material includes analysis of longitudinal and transnational efforts to address challenges such as defining the population to be studied, and the difficulties of follow-up research that spans both time and geographic space.   In addition to perceptive reviews of extant literature, chapters also detail work in surveying the children of immigrants in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere. Authors address key questions such as the complexities of surveying each generation in families where parents have migrated and left children in their country of origin, and the epistemological advances in methodology which now challenge assumptions based on the Westphalian nation-state paradigm. The book is in part an outgrowth of temporal factors (immigrants’ children are now reaching adulthood in more significant numbers), but also reflects the added sophistication and sensitivity of social science surveys. In linking theoretical and methodological factors, it shows just how much the study of these second generations, and their families, can be enriched by evolving methodologies.​This book is open access under a CC BY license

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“This is the best book we have about the methodology to conduct research on the second generation or the children of immigrants and their integration in the countries they reside. Claudio Bolzman, Laura Bernardi and Jean-Marie Le Goff have convened a large number of renowned scholars from different countries to reflect on the life course perspective, the use of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and the transnational approach.” (Professor Rafael Alarcón Acosta, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Situating Children of Migrants Across Borders and Origins

    Pages 1-21

    Bolzman, Claudio (et al.)

  • Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: The Challenges of Including and Comparing the Children of Immigrants in European Survey Data

    Pages 25-53

    Lessard-Phillips, Laurence (et al.)

  • Risk Factors of Labor-Market Insertion for Children of Immigrants in Switzerland

    Pages 55-75

    Guarin, Andrés (et al.)

  • The Presence of a Third Person in Face-to-Face Interviews with Immigrant Descendants: Patterns, Determinants, and Effects

    Pages 77-96

    Milewski, Nadja (et al.)

  • Analyzing Second-Generation Trajectories from a Life Course Approach: What Mixed Methods Can Offer

    Pages 99-113

    Tucci, Ingrid

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Situating Children of Migrants across Borders and Origins
Book Subtitle
A Methodological Overview
Editors
  • Claudio Bolzman
  • Laura Bernardi
  • Jean-Marie LeGoff
Series Title
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1141-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1141-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1139-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1497-4
Series ISSN
2211-7776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 287
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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