This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.

Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States1

Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States1
Social citizenship for whom? young turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States
ThomasFaist

Why do different policy systems produce similar results in terms of integrating immigrants? Germany and the United States have evolved distinct systems for integrating young adults into labor markets and, ultimately, into social citizenship. Germany is characterized by a policy-based system in which the state, employers, and unions play a large role in directing and regulating a coherent system of job training, mainly through apprenticeship. The United States can be described as a market-based system, in which the transition from school to work is more diverse, less regulated, and more haphazard. Nevertheless, the results are similar. ...

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