タイトル:Civic Participation through Volunteerism among Youth across Immigrant Generations
講師:ISHIZAWA Hiromi (The George Washington University)
Abstract: This study examines patterns of civic participation through volunteerism among youth across immigrant generations using the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. This study asks: does the association between volunteerism and immigrant generational status vary by race and ethnicity, and are differences in volunteerism by race/ethnic immigrant generation status mediated by acculturation, cumulative resources during youth, and institutional opportunities? The results show that the first and second generation Hispanic youth are less likely to volunteer than third+ generation whites. The findings demonstrate that the lower levels of family SES, parents’ civic participation, engagement in extra-curricular activities, and enrollment in post-secondary institutions account for this pattern. Contrary to classical assimilation theory, having non-English language speaking parents is associated with a higher likelihood of volunteerism. Further, an immigrant advantage is found for first generation Hispanic youth for regular volunteerism and a second generation advantage is found for Asians for all volunteer frequencies.