Eastern European Immigrant Families
Routledge – 2010 – 190 pages
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
Immigration from Eastern Europe to the United States has grown significantly in the last few decades. While Asian and Latin American immigrations have been central to the discourse of migration to the US, the rapid growth of Eastern European immigrants has received insufficient attention. Robila fills this gap by presenting key issues related to immigration from Eastern Europe, such as child-rearing beliefs and practices, cultural beliefs, second-generational conflicts, as well as the challenges faced by Eastern European immigrants as they immigrate around the world.
1. Eastern European Immigrant Families: Introduction 2. Historical Background of Eastern European Immigration in the United States 3. Contemporary Immigration from Eastern Europe to the United States 4. Eastern European Immigrant Families’ Adaptation to the United States 5. Children and Youth Functioning in Eastern European Immigrant Families 6. The Impact of International Migration on Eastern European Sending Countries 7. Eastern European Immigrants around the World 8. Eastern European Immigrants’ Health and Use of Services 9. Conclusion
Mihaela Robila is an Associate Professor of Family Studies at Queens College, City University of New York.