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The Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence: Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth
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The Jacobs Foundation Series on Adolescence: Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth (Hardback)

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The well-being and productivity of immigrant youth has become one of the most important global issues of our times as a result of mass migration and resettlement. In this unique volume, leading scholars from multiple nations and disciplines provide a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary research on immigrant youth and delineate the most promising future directions for research on their success, suggesting implications for policy and interventions that will benefit host societies as well as immigrant youth. The contributors to Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth include many of the leading international experts on migration, acculturation, intergroup issues and immigrant youth development, with contributions from the fields of child development, demography, economics, education, immigrant mental health, social psychology and sociology.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studies Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 21/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9781107019508  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ann S. Masten, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, is internationally known for her research on competence, risk and resilience in human development. She is currently President of the Society for Research in Child Development and serves on the Board of Children, Youth, and Families of the US Institute of Medicine/National Academies. She directs the Project Competence studies of risk and resilience, including studies of normative populations and high-risk children exposed to the stress of migration, homelessness, war and natural disasters. Karmela Liebkind, PhD, is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Helsinki and a well-known authority on intergroup relations. Her areas of expertise include the ethnic identity and acculturation of minority youth as well as contact and prejudice between minority and majority members. Professor Liebkind has pursued large-scale international comparative research and published extensively on these topics. She is also regularly consulted by international bodies as an expert in intercultural contact, immigrants, racism and xenophobia. Donald J. Hernandez, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center and Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Child Development. He conducted the first national study documenting reasons for the enormous changes experienced by children since the Great Depression in parental education and work, family composition, income and poverty. He directed the US Institute of Medicine/National Academies study on the health and well-being of children in immigrant families. He currently directs studies on income, race/ethnicity and immigrant disparities in child well-being and on family, education, health and neighborhood environments that foster children's educational success.

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