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date: 23 October 2019

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This article first reviews theoretical ideas of classical assimilation and segmented assimilation. It then offers a descriptive analysis of Asian immigrant children's experiences of growing up in America to illustrate what enables some group members to move ahead in middle-class America while others are trapped in the underprivileged segments of the host society.

Keywords: classical assimilation, segmented assimilation, Asian immigrant children, Asian Americans

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