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Professor Monica Boyd
University of Toronto
Department of Sociology
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2J4
Canada

 

Tel: 416-946-5906
Fax: 416-978-3969
monica.boyd@utoronto.ca
 
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CURRENT RESEARCH
Immigrant Offspring
 

In immigration research, a key concern is how immigrants are incorporated into the host society. The time-frame for incorporation frequently extends beyond the first generation of arrivals, bringing into play the experiences of immigrant offspring — who now are nearly 17 percent, or one in six, of the Canadian population age 15 and older. As part of a SSHRC research award, my research agenda for these immigrant offspring covers three domains of incorporation: socioeconomic integration, acculturation, and intermarriage. Socioeconomic integration encompasses three clusters of indicators: the educational and labour market achievements of immigrant offspring, poverty, and home ownership. Indicators of acculturation for immigrant offspring are: language knowledge, particularly retention of parental language(s); and living arrangements, including multi generational co-residency and young adult-parental co-residency. The last domain assesses the extent, and types, of intermarriage entered into by immigrant offspring. Research on these three domains includes comparisons between immigrant offspring and the first and third-plus generations, and it focuses on differences by gender, race, and ethnic or country of origin. 


Select Bibliography in Immigrant Offspring

2008 Variations in Socioeconomic Outcomes of Second Generation Young Adults. Canadian Diversity. 6 (2): 20 - 24.
2008 The Transnational Dimensions of Ethnic Self-Identification (Monica Boyd and Jessica Yiu). Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Vancouver, June 3-5.
2007 Ties that Bind or Ties that Wane? Transnational Practices across Immigrant Generations (Jessica Yiu and Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the 2007 annual American Sociological Association meeting, New York City, August 11-14.
2007 Heritage Language Retention: Does it last even after generations? (Stella Y. Park, Ann Kim and Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the 2007 annual American Sociological Association meeting, New York City, August 11-14.
2007 How “Transnational” Are Canadians? Using Survey Data to Assess the Extent of Transnational Practices across Immigrant Generations. (Jessica Yiu and Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1.
2007 Explaining the University Attainments of Second Generation Immigrants: Family Background, Ethnic Embeddedness, and Social Exclusion. (Stella Park and Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1.
2007 At the Margins? Ethnic Diversity within Canada’s Muslim Population. (Monica Boyd and Phillipa Chong). Paper presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 31-June 2.
2007 Racial and Ethnic Differentials across the Generations in Home Ownership and Housing Type. (Monica Boyd and Ann H. Kim). Paper presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the Population Association of America, March 29-31, NYC.
2006 Immigrant generations: Timing of arrival, homeownership and condos. (Ann H. Kim and Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 11-14, Montreal.
2006 Merging Ethnicities: Shifting Patterns of Ethnic Intermarriage across Immigrant Generations. (Diana Worts and Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 11-14, Montreal.
2006 Living with Parents: Ethnic /racial variations among immigrants and immigrant
offspring. (Monica Boyd and Stella Park). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. May 30 - June 2, Toronto.
2006 To Wed or to Bed? Patterns of first union formation across immigrant generations. (Monica Boyd, Diana Worts and Melissa Moyser). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. May 30 - June 2, Toronto.
2006 Generational Shifts in Visible and Non-visible Minority Poverty Levels: A Comparison of Immigrants and Immigrant Offspring. (Monica Boyd and Lisa Kaida). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. May 30 - June 2. Toronto.
2006 Social Mobility or Social Inheritance? Unpacking Immigrant Offspring Success (Monica Boyd). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. May 30 - June 2, Toronto.
2006 Heritage Language Retention: Does it last even after generations? (Monica Boyd, Stella Park and Ann H. Kim). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society. June 1 - June 3, Toronto.
2006 Variations in Ethnic Intermarriage: unpacking the reasons. (Monica Boyd and Diana Worts). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society. June 1 - June 3, Toronto.
2006 Immigrants and homeownership: Racial and ethnic differentials over the generations. (Monica Boyd and Ann Kim). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society. June 1 - June 3, Toronto.
2006 Blurring the Faith? Religious Intermarriage across Immigrant Generations. (Monica Boyd, Diana Worts and Michael Haan). Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America. March 30 - April 1. Los Angeles.
2005 Earnings of Immigrant Offspring. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society, June 2 - June 4 2005.
2005 Does Generation Matter? Racial-Ethnic Stratification in Canada at the Millennium" (Monica Boyd and Stella Park). Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, May 31-June 3 2005.
2005 Black Immigrant Offspring: Stepping Back or Getting Ahead? (Monica Boyd and Deanna Pikkov). Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society, June 2 - June 4 2005.
2005 At the Starting Gate: Immigrant Offspring in Transition.Presented in the Plenary Session on Immigrant Offspring, annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, June 2, 2005.
2003 Tuesday's or Thursday's Child? The Life Chances of Immigrant Offspring. University of Saskatchewan 34th annual Pitirim Sorokin Lecture. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan. ISBN 0-88880-475-X.
2002 Educational Attainments of Immigrant Offspring: Success or Segmented Assimilation? International Migration Review 36 (Winter): 1037-1060.
2000 Ethnicity and Immigrant Offspring. Pp. 137-154 in Madeline Kalbach and Warren Kalbach (eds.) Race and Ethnicity. Toronto: Harcourt Brace
1998 Triumphant Transitions: Socioeconomic Achievements of the Second Generation in Canada (Monica Boyd and Elizabeth Grieco). International Migration Review 22 (Winter): 857-876. Lead article
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