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Posted April 7, 2017

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Interview by Meeri Kim
April 6, 2017

Developmental psychologist Cynthia García Coll on the “immigrant paradox” and the political threats immigrant families face today.

Meeri Kim: In your 2012 book The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?, you describe how assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements. Could you explain why this is considered a paradox? [continue]