Monday, December 19, 2022

“First-generation Locals”

 How should we refer to the children of immigrants? The traditional answer is “second-generation immigrants”, yet “first-generation locals” is far more accurate, as a new research paper co-authored by Alan Manning, one of the UK’s top economists, points out.

The key issue for first-generation locals isn’t that their parents are migrants – it’s that they are often poor.

Class, not parents’ place of birth, determines the life chances of ‘first-generation locals’ | Torsten Bell | The Guardian

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