Monday: Report outlines second-generation Americans
BY GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Second-generation Americans have higher incomes and education, more homeownership, friends outside their racial and ethnic groups and tend to hold more liberal political beliefs, according to a nonprofit’s analysis of census data.
The Pew Research Center looked at the trends and characteristics of the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants.
Even though seven out of 10 of are younger Hispanics or Asian Americans, the report states the group still has diversity in its population.
A significant number are older adults who are children of European immigrants who arrived as part of an immigration wave that peaked a century ago.
Researchers analyzed data to create portrait of the attitudes, values, economics and relationships of second-generation Americans.
When it comes to education and earnings, second-generation Americans reflect more of the U.S. population in achievements.
But, the group more closely resembles their immigrant parents when it turns to politics and belief in hard work.
Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.