Lisandro Perez

Florida International University

Lisandro Perez, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and Director, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, employed an intergenerational study of Cubans in southern Florida to assess the extent to which the extraordinary success of the first generation will be repeated in the next. Perez looked at apparent erosions in the social and economic conditions that favored the first generation of Cubans in Florida, including high female labor force participation, extended family households, and the creation of an economic immigrant enclave. Perez also investigated the influence of family structure and change on immigrant children's assimilation, drawing comparisons among the major nationality groups of southern Florida.

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