Introduction: Beyond Individual Migration 8
1 Social Networks in Immigration 15
2 Immigration and Social Capital 24
3 Networks Within and Across Nations 41
4 Family Ties 61
5 Enclaves, Neighborhoods, and Communities 76
6 The Role of Formal Institutions 94
7 Adaptation: Employment and the Economy 108
8 Adaptation: Educational Attainment and Achievement 126
Conclusion: Networks, Social Capital, and Immigrants 143
"Provides an important service in presenting in a systematic and clear way the sociological literature on social networks and clarifying the nature of the concept of social capital."
Journal of Economic Literature
''Until now, sociologists have needed a go-to volume on immigrant social networks that covers both migration itself and adaptation in the destination country. This is it. Carl Bankston has not only synthesized the research on networks and social capital across many dimensions, he puts them in a global context, extends the theoretical approach, and illustrates it with examples from four U.S. immigrant groups.''
Susan K. Brown, University of California, Irvine
"Carl Bankston offers a comprehensive, clear and compelling view of how social capital and immigrant networks operate and how they relate to pre- and post-migration conditions. Vital for students and scholars of immigration, this book illuminates how workers and other immigrants residing in the United States make their way in a global economy shaped by relationships between individuals and institutions."
Audrey Singer, Brookings Institution