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Title: Studying second-generation transitions into adulthood in Switzerland : a biographical approach
Authors : Mey, Eva
Published in : Situating children of migrants across borders and origins
Pages : 197
Pages to: 213
Editors of the parent work: Bolzman, Claudio
Bernardi, Laura
Le Goff, Jean-Marie
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Dordrecht
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Series : Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series volume: 7
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 305: Social groups
Abstract: This chapter aims to identify the approach, interests, and specific contributions of biographical research in the case of the analysis of the second-generation transition into adulthood. It is based on a biographical study that looked at how second-generation residents experience and manage the transition from school to professional life and adulthood. A specificity of the study is that persons were interviewed twice, first at the end of the compulsory school (i.e., ninth grade) and second, three years later. Such a longitudinal design makes it possible to analyse changes and/or continuities in the biographical structure and in the subjective interpretation of his/her life particularly well.
Departement: Soziale Arbeit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Diversity and Social Integration (IVGT)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.1007/978-94-024-1141-6_10
ISBN: 978-94-024-1141-6
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Gesellschaftliche Positionierung im Kontext von Migration und Adoleszenz
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