Educational Success of US Immigrant Children
“Children of college-educated immigrants perform exceptionally well in the higher
education, achieving graduate degrees, ccupying top-tier occupations at higher rates
than children of native-born Americans”
- “Almost a third of foreign-born individuals living in the United States have a bachelor’s degree or higher”
- There is now a better integration and adaptation to the system than before which facilitates the success of immigrant children.
- Immigrant parents generally push their child more. They want them to improve their lives.
- Higher expectations come from parents who have made a lot of sacrifices to allow child to grow up and succeed in a country where there are more opportunities than their country of origin.
- The U.S. Census Bureau reveals that the USA favors academic success. This is especially the case in California (24% and largest number of college-educated immigrants).
- The unemployment rate is lower amongst college-educated immigrants in the U.S.
- The U.S. Census Bureau reveals that college-educated immigrant workers reported slightly higher median earnings than their U.S.-born counterparts ($65,000 versus $60,000).
- The U.S. Census Bureau reveals that College-educated immigrant workers are more likely than their native-born counterparts to be in high-tech, science, or engineering occupations.
- Immigrant children stay in the USA and will educate their child similarly. It is a kind choice to change their country of residence and ensure a better life for the future generation.
Source: US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)