Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SA-056-001-1-1-United States-CMD-1992

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: The children of immigrants longitudinal study, 1992-2003: waves 1, 2 and 3.  [machine-readable data file] / Portes, Alejandro  [principal investigator(s)] / Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CILS

Date Accessioned: 7/9/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data and document files for CILS waves 1 through 3 are downloaded from the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. Please visit CILS project site for more information. Users are encouraged to download these files directly from the project site.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 5/7/2007

Documentation: Codebook and questionnaires are in PDF and rich text format.

Abstract: The children of immigrants longitudinal study (CILS) is a longitudinal study designed to study the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation which is defined broadly as U.S.-born children with at least one foreign-born parent or children born abroad but brought at an early age to the United States. The first wave survey was conducted with large samples of second-generation children attending the 8th and 9th grades in public and private schools in the metropolitan areas of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and San Diego, California in 1992. It collected the baseline information on immigrant families; children’s own demographic characteristics; language use; self-identities; and academic attainment. The total sample size was 5,262. in 1995 corresponding to the time in which respondents were about to graduate from high school, the first follow-up survey was conducted. Its purpose was to examine the evolution of key adaptation outcomes – including language knowledge and preferences; ethnic identity; self-esteem; and academic attainment – over the adolescent years. Information on characteristics of immigrant parents and families and their outlooks for the future – including aspirations and plans for the children was collected in a parental interview for CILS wave 2. The second follow-up survey was conducted between 2001 and 2003. CILS-III focuses on objective outcomes of the adaptation process in early adulthood, including educational attainment, employment status and occupation, personal and family incomes, marital status, childbearing, and incidents of arrest and incarceration. It also includes information on religious affiliation and participation, language proficiency and preference, ethnic self-identity, and political attitudes.

Media/File Reports:

7373 (CD-Rom)
7374 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)