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date: 15 August 2020

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The following chapter discusses the role of social class in understanding immigration. Specifically, the author highlights the complexities of understanding social class and its influence and its malleability for immigrant individuals prior to and following their migration. In addition, the role of social class in debates regarding immigration as a social burden or as an economic necessity is also addressed. The chapter provides suggestions regarding implications of social class in clinical work, research, and advocacy with immigrants. Lastly, three case studies are used to illustrate social class influences in the lives of immigrant individuals.

Keywords: immigration, social class, advocacy

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