Sociology professor Rubén G. Rumbaut has received a $100,000 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to write a book on ethnicity and inequality among immigrant populations in Southern California. The project will tie together research findings from two past Russell Sage-funded studies led by Rumbaut including the Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles study and the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study.  
The co-author or editor of twelve similarly themed books, Rumbaut's new project will bring together a wide range of findings on young adults raised in immigrant families from diverse national and class origins. A key focus will be on the educational mobility of 1.5 and second generation men and women in their 20s and 30s of Mexican, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian origin. The book will examine factors which facilitate or derail their socioeconomic prospects, including incarceration rates as well as teenage and non-marital child bearing, compared to patterns observed for White, Black and Mexican peers whose ancestries date back multiple generations.  
Funding for this project began in January 2009 and will continue through September 2010. 

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