Date of Award

1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Basok, T.

Keywords

Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The successful integration of immigrants has always been assessed in terms of the material possessions they accumulate in the host country. Researchers such as Henry (1994), Richmond and Kalbach (1980), Richmond (1969; 1989), have measured the success of migrants using objective markers, such as ownership of residence, occupational status/mobility, income attainments and the educational accomplishments made in the receiving country. Although their assessment may include some of the above mentioned indicators, other criteria may be used as well. Alternatively, many may define their success in terms of a broadened world vision, the ability to establish a family or household, the knowledge, competence, improved social skills and experience gained from travel. Consequently, this thesis will challenge these conventional definitions of success by considering success outside the host country and the definitions of success from the perspective of the immigrants themselves. This study was based on interviews conducted with 50 Grenadian transmigrants in the city of Toronto, during the Summer of 1996. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1998 .G73. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0414. Adviser: Tanya Basok. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.

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