Does the Integration Context Matter? The Immigrant Second Generation in Europe & the U.S.

A lecture by Maurice Crul
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Most studies on the education, occupation, identity, religion, and social relationships of children of immigrants in the U.S. and Europe attempt to link those factors to the education and labor-market position of their parents and to their cultural or ethnic origins. Maurice Crul, professor in sociology at the Free University in Amsterdam and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, offers a different perspective. By looking at ethnic groups from similar socio-economic backgrounds and the ways in which they are variously received across the Atlantic, he places the spotlight not on differences between immigrant groups but rather on opportunities and barriers in the countries that receive them, allowing us to understand better how various national policies affect the future of the second generations in both European countries and in the U.S. This event is co-sponsored with Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies.

Sponsored by the Barnard Forum on Migration. For more information, visit

Feb. 12, 2014 - 6:00 PM