Thursday, September 10, 2015
Foundation for Child Development-Backed Research Examines the Effects of Discrimination on the Children of Immigrants
Research on the children of immigrants shows that the majority of them perceive discrimination, and that they more easily read signs of personal than institutional discrimination.
Instances of personal discrimination can have broad psychological, physical, academic and social consequences for immigrants’ children. In three papers coming out over the next two weeks, the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy examines the effects of discrimination on the children of immigrants, whether they are themselves immigrants or were born in the United States to immigrant parents.
The series was supported through a research grant from the Foundation for Child Development. The first report in the series, The Educational, Psychological, and Social Impact of Discrimination on the Immigrant Child, focuses on incidents of personal discrimination, as perceived by the child, that have identifiable repercussions....