Although theory underlines that immigrants usually tend to acquire the behaviors and norms of the receiving countries quickly, some researches have focused on how individual characteristics and the values and norms of the origin area determine different paths of this process. Moreover, the speed of the assimilation of the new social norms is usually interpreted as a clear indicator of immigrant integration into host societies. At the same time, literature has markedly underlined the role of strong or weak family ties in modelling the transition to adulthood especially when leaving or remaining longer in the parental home is taken into consideration. This study intends to use the 1910, 1920, and 1930 IPUMS census samples to analyze how the country of origin linked to different contextual factors affects the age of still leaving in the parental home among European second generations immigrants in the United States by comparing them with other immigrant groups. Results suggest that children of immigrants tend to live longer with their parents and thus to delay family formation compared to US white population. However, relevant differences emerge between different countries suggesting the potential effect of cultural maintenance among children of European second generations.

I living arrangements delle seconde generazioni di immigrati europei negli Stati Uniti all'inizio del XX secolo

Roberto Impicciatore
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Rosella Rettaroli;Alessandra Samoggia;Francesco Scalone
2019

Abstract

Although theory underlines that immigrants usually tend to acquire the behaviors and norms of the receiving countries quickly, some researches have focused on how individual characteristics and the values and norms of the origin area determine different paths of this process. Moreover, the speed of the assimilation of the new social norms is usually interpreted as a clear indicator of immigrant integration into host societies. At the same time, literature has markedly underlined the role of strong or weak family ties in modelling the transition to adulthood especially when leaving or remaining longer in the parental home is taken into consideration. This study intends to use the 1910, 1920, and 1930 IPUMS census samples to analyze how the country of origin linked to different contextual factors affects the age of still leaving in the parental home among European second generations immigrants in the United States by comparing them with other immigrant groups. Results suggest that children of immigrants tend to live longer with their parents and thus to delay family formation compared to US white population. However, relevant differences emerge between different countries suggesting the potential effect of cultural maintenance among children of European second generations.
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Roberto Impicciatore, Rosella Rettaroli, Alessandra Samoggia, Francesco Scalone
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