'Generation 1.5': A Bridge Between Generations Of Immigrants

Neither first nor second generation immigrants, those who migrated with their parents to America as children are often caught between the old world and the new.

Generation 1.5 â€" a term first coined years ago in California's Asian community as a way to differentiate immigrants who arrive in America as children - is now being popularized by academics and researchers as well.

"Generation '1.5ers' are not completely first-generation immigrants. They're not second-generation, either. At school, they're foreigners with accents. At home, they're a window into American culture â€" jeans, hair gel and all. Many are dragged from errand to errand, interpreting for their parents."

"Generation 1.5 immigrants often emerge as bicultural bridges in adulthood. And their role is expanding in Georgia, which has had the nation's fourth-fastest-growing immigrant population this decade, according to the census."

Full Story: Young immigrants straddle two worlds


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $50.
$369 includes free shipping!

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.