Immigrants, Schooling and Social Mobility confronts a central issue in the study of immigration and ethnicity - the opposition between culture and structure - and presents a collection of essays that transcend simplistic either/or approaches to this issue. The contributors explore educational and ecomic mobility of immigrant groups in Europe and America.
HANS VERMEULEN is co-Director of Research at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam. He has been an assistant expert of UNESCO in Athens and Associate Professor at the Departments of Anthropology of the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. He has published extensively on migration and ethnicity. His most recent publication is The Politics of Ethnic Consciousness (co-edited with C.Govers, 1997). JOEL PERLMANN is Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and Levy Institute Research Professor. He is the author of Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935.