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Selection and Influence in the Assimilation Process of Immigrants

Advances in Group Processes

ISBN: 978-1-78190-976-8

ISSN: 0882-6145

Publication date: 11 August 2014



The present chapter proposes a novel model of immigrant assimilation and an empirical test.




I thank the editors of this volume, Shane R. Thye and Edward J. Lawler, for their care and commitment to putting together this excellent collection. I thank Damon Centola and Frank van Tubergen for useful discussion, and Jeong-han Kang, Gueorgi Kossinets, Yujun Wang, and participants of the Princeton Center for Migration and Development workshop and the Utrecht University Sociology departmental colloquium for helpful comments. I thank the Center for the Study of Economy and Society for financial support. The research and analysis are based on data from Statistics Canada and the opinions expressed do not represent the views of Statistics Canada.


van de Rijt, A. (2014), "Selection and Influence in the Assimilation Process of Immigrants", Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 30), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 157-193.



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