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Immigration and Social Class

Oksana Yakushko

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780195398250
Published online May 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398250.013.0031

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Immigration and Social Class

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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

Article.  8005 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing ; Developmental Psychology

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