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Spanish Legacies: The Coming of Age of the Second Generation

Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, and Williiam Haller


This is a study of the adaptation of second-generation immigrants—children of immigrants—in Spain. It is based on a sample of close to seven thousand students, who were originally interviewed in schools of metropolitan Madrid and Barcelona in 2008–09, when they were, on average, fourteen years old. The sample was followed into late adolescence and reinterviewed at an average age of eighteen, by the time of high school graduation or entry into the labor market. A sample of the respondents’ parents (20 percent) was also interviewed in 2010. The project replicated the design of the Children of Im ... More

Keywords: Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study, Spain, children of immigrants, second generation, national self-identity, immigrant adaptation, assimilation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286290
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro Portes, author

Rosa Aparicio, author

Williiam Haller, author