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Short answer questions. Please define the following concepts briefly drawing examples from the readings (10 points each). Include the page numbers of the readings you cite.
a. Intergenerational Mobility
b. The Digital Divide or IT Inequality
c. Mobility Puzzle and Irreconcilable Choices
Essays (70 points). Please select (one) from the following (two) essay questions. In order to substantiate your answers or proof your point/s, you must refer to the readings and provide relevant examples from lectures and the readings. Notice that each essay has three parts. You need to address each one of the parts to complete the essay. Try to use the same organization to outline your thoughts before writing them down.
1. According to the readings on immigrant youth and social mobility (by Quin, Park and Myer, Feliciano and Rumbaut, Romero and others), please A) cite at least three ways in which social mobility has been measured or studied in the US? B) Then explain why it is important to compare the social mobility of immigrant youth with the starting position of their parents? C) Finally, why do Park and Myer find that most immigrant youth have made higher mobility leaps than youth with non-immigrant or native-born parents?
2. Can you cite some of the reasons why Mary Romero’s book “A Maid’s Daughter” makes such a powerful contribution to the field of immigration and social mobility? A) What do we learn about the contributions that migrant mothers make to their daughters’ school aspirations and eventual social mobility? B) Why does Romero find that immigrant youth with high social capital or high education (as the case of Olivia demonstrates) and of humble origins will always face challenges having to navigate the world of their immigrant communities and that of the larger, middle and upper class communities they join because of their higher education? Finally, C) How are immigrant youth affected by their mother’s migration or separation or by having to witness their mother’s work as ‘maids’ in someone
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