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Distinct trajectories in the transition to adulthood: are children of immigrants advantaged?
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PMID:  22966927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Studies on children of immigrants have generally ignored distinct developmental trajectories during adolescence and their role in the transition to adulthood. This study identifies distinct trajectories in cognitive, sociobehavioral, and psychological domains and estimates their consequences for young adults. Drawing data from a nationally representative sample of 10,795 adolescents aged 13-17 who were followed up to ages 25-32, the study uses growth mixture modeling to test advantages for children of immigrants. The analysis shows a 1.5-generation advantage in academic achievement and school engagement, as well as a weaker second-generation advantage in academic achievement, but no disadvantage in depression for children of immigrants. In addition, these results hold for children of Hispanic origin. Theoretical and policy implications are discussed.
Lingxin Hao; Han S Woo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1467-8624     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1623-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Child Development © 2012 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Johns Hopkins University.
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