Social Incorporation and Transnationalism Among Chinese Immigrants in the United States: Results From a Network Survey

Theodore Mouw , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Giovanna Merli, Duke University

In this paper, we use data from a network survey of Chinese immigrants in North Carolina to test whether new modes of incorporation have developed among contemporary migrants that alter the process of immigrant social and cultural incorporation. The survey that we use, the 2018 Chinese Immigrants in Raleigh-Durham (ChIRDU) study [N=400], is a sample of the social network of Chinese immigrants living in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. In addition to collecting detailed network information on local and cross-border social ties, the survey asked questions about host country integration, labor market outcomes, and migration intentions. This allows us to test the relationship between attitudinal measures of cultural incorporation and patterns of social integration as measured by social network data.

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 Presented in Session 7. Migration & Urbanization