U.S. Born Children With Immigrant Parents

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U.S.-born children with immigrant parents Jia Lu Chen New York University Abstract There are lots of different types of families in America because of its diversified culture. Children grew up in different families may be influenced by different elements including family, education, community and so on. U.S.-born children with immigrant parents are facing much more challenges from the very beginning of their life than children with American parents. The society which as a whole system includes several layers impactng each other and influenceing children living in it. However, when these children who have immigrant parents grow up, they will become the subject of this society. Their subject value…show more content…
82) Family and family education make up the first layer which has the strongest influence on a child. The second layer: education. According to the data from Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, test scores of Black and Latino students continue to lag behind. Though, Asians perform pretty well in both reading and math. 78% of the Asians meet reading standards and 94% of Asians meet math standards. (Citizens’ Committee for Children, 2010) As immigrants, parents put much more emphasis on children’s study issues and thus children with immigrant parents are typically imbued with a strong sense of family obligation and ethnic pride, and with the importance of education which may help these children getting better grades. (Shields & Behrman, 2004) Under the impact of community and the whole immigrants’ background, children of immigrants are more likely to study hard and pursue for a better score. When talking about go to school, Salina felt that study can make her smarter and if she did not study hard she may end like a homeless. These ways of thinking may come from her teachers, parents, relatives or even classmates. In her mind, study was hooked up with living. Salina was living under too many pressures which
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