The Transition to Young Adulthood Among Second-Generation West Africans

Awarded Scholars:
Dialika Sall, Lehman College, City University of New York
Project Date:
Jul 2022
Award Amount:

This grant is co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation

Achieving markers of adulthood, such as completing one’s education and attaining financial independence, is taking longer now than it has for previous generations. Sociologist Dialika Sall will examine how race, class, and immigrant background intersect and shape the transition to adulthood for second-generation West African youth. For her study, she will conduct follow-up interviews with participants whom she previously interviewed between 2015 and 2018 while they were in high school.


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