Any Surprise That Adult Children Of Immigrants Are Successful?
New study finds the seed of foreign-born parents outperform general population
Get this! Americans born to immigrant parents have apparently discovered a secret to success that their parents have not. These individuals are doing better than the foreign born on important measures, most notably education, and are outperforming the population as a whole. Of the 36 million people en this group, 20 million of them have reached adulthood. They are less likely than the foreign born and the general population to live in poverty and their rates of homeownership are on par with the general adult population. As for educational attainment, 36 percent have a least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 29 percent of the foreign born and 31 percent of all adults. These finding were part of the Pew Research Center’s 310-page report, released Thursday. It’s considered the most detailed study of American immigrants’ children in the modern era. Read “A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants.” (New York Times)