The European-born children of immigrants, often referred to as the second generation, play an important role in the academic debate about integration and assimilation. The successful second generation, defined in terms of possessing a higher education diploma and or professional position, receives increasing attention. In this special issue, we will look at the most successful group: the upcoming “elite” among the descendants of migrants from Turkey, based on data gathered in the ELITES, Pathways to Success project. In this research project we deliberately selected on the dependent variable: being professionally successful in managerial jobs in the corporate business sector, the corporate law sector and the education sector.

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Ethnic and Racial Studies
Centre for Rotterdam Cultural Sociology (CROCUS)

Crul, M., Keskiner, E., & Lelie, F. (Frans). (2017). The upcoming new elite among children of immigrants: a cross-country and cross-sector comparison. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(2), 209–229. doi:10.1080/01419870.2017.1245432