"Scholars of immigration have been waiting for years for a rigorous, internationally comparative study that would provide the basis for systematic thinking about the impacts of local and national contexts on integration processes, and with The European Second Generation Compared, we finally have it. The field will never be the same. This book is essential reading for anyone who claims to be well informed about how the children of immigrants are faring."
– Richard Alba, Co-Author of Remaking the American Mainstream
|"This book is both theoretically and empirically important, as no other work has been able to compare these second-generation groups along key indices of integration in so many European countries. It will complement the debates concerning the second generation, which have been dominated by American analysts studying immigration to the US."
- Miri Song, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Policy, Sociology, & Social Research, University of Kent
|"The results of the massive TIES project have been much anticipated. Presented here through an integrated set of chapters, they certainly do not disappoint. The project, its thoughtful design, robust methods and compelling findings set a new standard in migration studies. Further, TIES provides highly significant, new insights into second generation social dynamics and comparative outcomes."
- Steven Vertovec, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity