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Rumbaut, Rubén G.

Works: 60 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 12,567 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Academic theses  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, htt, Author of introduction
Classifications: JV6450, 304.873
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Most widely held works by Rubén G Rumbaut
Immigrant America : a portrait by Alejandro Portes( Book )

69 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to pull together the many strands of our available knowledge of the new wave of immigration to America and to grasp the diversity and the underlying structures of this immigration
Legacies : the story of the immigrant second generation by Alejandro Portes( )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One out of five Americans, more than 55 million people, are first- or second-generation immigrants. This study, the most comprehensive to date, probes the lives of the new immigrant second generation, exploring its immense potential to transform American society for better or worse. Whether this new generation reinvigorates the nation or deepens its social problems depends on the social and economic trajectories of this still young population. In Legacies, Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut - two of the leading figures in the field - provide a close look at this rising second generation, including patterns of acculturation, family and school life, language, identity, experiences of discrimination, self-esteem, ambition, and achievement."--Jacket
On the frontier of adulthood : theory, research, and public policy by Richard A Settersten( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These accounts reveal how the process of becoming an adult has changed over the past century, what the challenges faced by young people today are, and what societies can do to smooth the transition from adolescence to adulthood."--Jacket
Immigration research for a new century : multidisciplinary perspectives by Nancy Foner( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference held at Columbia University in June 1998
Ethnicities : children of immigrants in America by Alejandro Portes( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new immigration to the United States is unprecedented in its diversity of color, class, and cultural origins. Over the past few decades, the racial and ethnic composition and stratification of the American population--as well as the social meanings of race, ethnicity, and American identity--have fundamentally changed. Ethnicities, a companion volume to Rubén G. Rumbaut's and Alejandro Portes's Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation, brings together some of the country's leading scholars of immigration and ethnicity to examine the lives and trajectories of the children of today's immigrants. The emerging ethnic groups of the United States in the 21st century are being formed in this process, with potentially profound societal impacts. Whether this new ethnic mosaic reinvigorates the nation or spells a quantum leap in its social problems depends on the social and economic incorporation of this still young population
Crossings to adulthood : how diverse young Americans understand and navigate their lives( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossings to Adulthood: How Diverse Young Americans Understand and Navigate their Lives' assembles chapters written by members and affiliates of the Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood on pressing issues facing young, coming-of-age Americans in an increasingly diverse, globalizing world. Based on over 400 interviews with young adults from different racial, class and regional backgrounds, the chapters provide an in-depth look at how young Americans understand their lives and the challenges, risks, and opportunities they experience as they move into adulthood during changing and uncertain times. Chapters focus on how these young adults understand markers of adulthood such as leaving home, launching careers, and forming relationships, as well as issues particularly salient to them including politics, diversity, identity, and acculturation
Origins and destinies : immigration, race, and ethnicity in America by Silvia Pedraza( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California's immigrant children : theory, research, and implications for educational policy( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No state has felt the impact of the new immigration more than California, and no institution more than its schools. Fully a third of the nation's 20 million immigrants are concentrated in California, and over a third of the state's schoolchildren speak a language other than English at home. Largely from Asia and Latin America, these new Californians are extraordinarily diverse in their social, economic, and cultural origins. Their children are growing up in a context of prolonged recession and fiscal woes which have fueled public discontent over the presence of immigrants in the state as evidenced by the passage of Proposition 187 in November 1994. Yet for all the political controversy surrounding public funding of education for immigrant children--and even though these children will become a crucial component of the larger economy and society in years to come--very little is known about their educational progress and adaptation patterns to date. The original works assembled in this volume address these complex issues systematically, as well as their implications for educational policy. The expert contributors sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, and educational policy analysts bring to the topic a wide range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Several chapters report new comparative studies on patterns of acculturation and achievement among both U.S.-born and immigrant students. Others focus critically on educational policy and politics, particularly school restructuring reforms and efforts by public school systems to meet the needs of immigrant children
Immigrant students in California public schools : a summary of current knowledge by Rubén G Rumbaut( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report summarizes current knowledge about immigrant students in California public schools. First, the most recent available evidence concerning the size, ethnic composition, and other characteristics of fluent-English-proficient and limited-English-proficient language minority students enrolled statewide is reviewed. Data from the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, and from a recent statewide survey of immigrant students are presented, and comparative indicators of the educational performance of immigrant students in San Diego high schools (including dropout rates, grade point averages, achievement test scores, and educational aspirations) are examined. Finally, findings of four recent case studies of the adjustment of selected immigrant and refugee groups are discussed. The evidence suggests that most of these youths are making rapid and positive adjustment, often outperforming even native-born majority-group high school students in such areas as grades and graduation rates. The case studies focus on four immigrant groups: Southeast Asians, Central Americans, Punjabis, and Mexicans. Graphs and tables present statistical data. Contains 23 references. (MSE)
Legados : la historia de la segunda generación inmigrante by Alejandro Portes( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uno de los fenómenos que más está transformando las sociedades occidentales son las migraciones internacionales, siendo la multiculturalidad una de las características que las definen. Desde la comunidad científica internacional, autores como Alejandro Portes y Rubén G. Rumbaut profundizan en el análisis de los cambios sociales y su relación con la historia de la segunda generación inmigrante, especialmente en la sociedad estadounidense. La publicación de su obra en castellano representa una oportunidad excepcional para incorporar este tipo de análisis en nuestro contexto. La calidad científica y el rigor metodológico de la investigación de los autores han sido fundamentales para publicarla. Ambos elementos la hacen científicamente estimulante para avanzar en el conocimiento sobre esta temática
The immigration experience for families and children : Congressional seminar, June 4, 1998 by Richard D Alba( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

América inmigrante by Alejandro Portes( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles (IIMMLA), 2004 by Rubén G Rumbaut( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IIMMLA was supported by the Russell Sage Foundation. Since 1991, the Russell Sage Foundation has funded a program of research aimed at assessing how well the young adult offspring of recent immigrants are faring as they move through American schools and into the labor market. Two previous major studies have begun to tell us about the paths to incorporation of the children of contemporary immigrants: The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), and the Immigrant Second Generation in New York study. The Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles study is the third major initiative analyzing the progress of the new second generation in the United States. The Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles (IIMMLA) study focused on young adult children of immigrants (1.5- and second-generation) in greater Los Angeles. IIMMLA investigated mobility among young adult (ages 20-39) children of immigrants in metropolitan Los Angeles and, in the case of the Mexican-origin population there, among young adult members of the third- or later generations. The five-county Los Angeles metropolitan area (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties) contains the largest concentrations of Mexicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Filipinos, Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, and other nationalities in the United States. The diverse migration histories and modes of incorporation of these groups made the Los Angeles metropolitan area a strategic choice for a comparison study of the pathways of immigrant incorporation and mobility from one generation to the next. The IIMMLA study compared six foreign-born (1.5-generation) and foreign-parentage (second-generation) groups (Mexicans, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Koreans, Chinese, and Central Americans from Guatemala and El Salvador) with three native-born and native-parentage ... Cf.:
The adaptation of Southeast Asian refugee youth : a comparative study by Rubén G Rumbaut( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a comparative study, conducted in 1986-87 in San Diego, California, of the adaptation of refugee youth from Vietnam, Cambodia, Indochina, and Laos. The project examined both successes and problems of these refugee youth regarding their educational and occupational attainments and aspirations, and evaluated their prospects for economic self-sufficiency in the United States. Data were culled from the Indochinese Health & Adaptation Research Project (IHARP), records of the San Diego City Schools and the San Diego County Probation Department, and intensive interviews with 76 informants. Findings are presented in the following areas: (1) characteristics of San Diego high school students; (2) grade point averages of San Diego high school students; (3) characteristics of Southeast Asian students and their parents; (4) grade point averages of Southeast Asian students; (5) standardized achievement scores: comparative results; (6) determinants of educational attainment: a multivariate analysis; (7) occupational aspirations of Southeast Asian students; (8) problem areas: student dropouts, school suspensions, and juvenile delinquency; (9) adaptive resources: social class and cultural characteristics; (10) adaptive contexts: family, school, and community; and (11) adaptive strategies: acculturation and coping. The strengths and weaknesses of Vietnamese, Khmer, Hmong, and Lao students are analyzed. Data are presented on about 50 figures and tables. Eighty-three references are included. (BJV)
Achievement and ambition among children of immigrants in Southern California by Rubén G Rumbaut( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild Flower : the true story of a Romanian girl in Africa by Nina Smart( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of immigrant criminality and the paradox of assimilation : incarceration rates among native and foreign-born men by Rubén G Rumbaut( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because many immigrants to the United States, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, are young men who arrive with very low levels of formal education, popular stereotypes tend to associate them with higher rates of crime and incarceration. The fact that many of these immigrants enter the country through unauthorized channels or overstay their visas often is framed as an assault against the "rule of law," thereby reinforcing the impression that immigration and criminality are linked. This association has flourished in a post-9/11 climate of fear and ignorance where terrorism and undocumented immigration often are mentioned in the same breath. But anecdotal impression cannot substitute for scientific evidence. In fact, data from the census and other sources show that for every ethnic group without exception, incarceration rates among young men are lowest for immigrants, even those who are the least educated. This holds true especially for the Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans who make up the bulk of the undocumented population. What is more, these patterns have been observed consistently over the last three decennial censuses, a period that spans the current era of mass immigration, and recall similar national-level findings reported by three major government commissions during the first three decades of the 20th century. The problem of crime in the United States is not "caused" or even aggravated by immigrants, regardless of their legal status. But the misperception that the opposite is true persists among policymakers, the media, and the general public, thereby undermining the development of reasoned public responses to both crime and immigration
The politics of reform in a police bureaucracy : a case study by Rubén G Rumbaut( Book )

4 editions published between 1904 and 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendai amerika imin daini sedai no kenkyū : imin haiseki to dōka shugi ni kawaru daisan no michi by Alejandro Portes( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), 1991-2006( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) was designed to study the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation which is defined broadly as United States-born children with at least one foreign-born parent or children born abroad but brought at an early age to the United States. The original survey was conducted with large samples of second-generation immigrant children attending the 8th and 9th grades in public and private schools in the metropolitan areas of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and San Diego, California. Conducted in 1992, the first survey had the purpose of ascertaining baseline information on immigrant families, children's demographic characteristics, language use, self-identities, and academic attainment. The total sample size was 5,262. Respondents came from 77 different nationalities, although the sample reflects the most sizable immigrant nationalities in each area. Three years later, corresponding to the time in which respondents were about to graduate from high school, the first follow-up survey was conducted. Its purpose was to examine the evolution of key adaptation outcomes including language knowledge and preference, ethnic identity, self-esteem, and academic attainment over the adolescent years. The survey also sought to establish the proportion of second-generation youths who dropped out of school before graduation. This follow-up survey retrieved 4,288 respondents or 81.5 percent of the original sample. Together with this follow-up survey, a parental survey was conducted. The purpose of this interview was to establish directly characteristics of immigrant parents and families and their outlooks for the future including aspirations and plans for the children. In total, 2,442 parents or 46 percent of the original student sample were interviewed. During 2001-2003, or a decade after the original survey, a final follow-up was conducted. The sample now averaged 24 years of age and, hence, patterns of adaptation in early adulthood could be readily assessed. The original and follow-up surveys were conducted mostly in schools attended by respondents, greatly facilitating access to them. Most respondents had already left school by the time of the second follow-up so they had to be contacted individually in their place of work or residence. Respondents were located not only in the San Diego and Miami areas, but also in more than 30 different states, with some surveys returned from military bases overseas. Mailed questionnaires were the principal source of completed data in this third survey. In total, CILS-III retrieved complete or partial information on 3,613 respondents representing 68.9 percent of the original sample and 84.3 percent of the first follow-up.Relevant adaptation outcomes measured in this survey include educational attainment, employment and occupational status, income, civil status and ethnicity of spouses/partners, political attitudes and participation, ethnic and racial identities, delinquency and incarceration, attitudes and levels of identification with American society, and plans for the future. Cf.:
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Legacies : the story of the immigrant second generation
Legacies : the story of the immigrant second generationOn the frontier of adulthood : theory, research, and public policyImmigration research for a new century : multidisciplinary perspectivesEthnicities : children of immigrants in AmericaOrigins and destinies : immigration, race, and ethnicity in AmericaCalifornia's immigrant children : theory, research, and implications for educational policy
Alternative Names
Rubén G. Rumbaut American sociologist

Rubén G. Rumbaut Amerikaans socioloog

Rubén G. Rumbaut sociòleg estatunidenc

Rubén G. Rumbaut sociólogo estadounidense

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English (182)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (2)