Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants

Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants. Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends. February 7, 2013.

Second-generation Americans–the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants–are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment, according to the analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty. In all of these measures, their characteristics resemble those of the full U.S. adult population. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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