Fading Majority Cultures: The implications of Transnationalism and Demographic Changes for Immigrant Acculturation
Contact: Colleen Ward.
This research discusses the factors that are influencing a rise in migrants’ abilities to keep personal and economic connections across national borders. Migrants with these types of connections are known as transnational migrants.
Research on transnational migrants offers a new perspective on migrants’ ability to successfully integrate into host societies, their relationships with members of the host societies, and the attitudes between migrants and hosts.
The research found that three factors contribute to a growth in transnational migrants, globally:
- Faster and cheaper communication and travel make maintaining connections with a person’s home country easier
- Demographic changes, such as an increasing number of immigrants and the increasing economic, cultural, and political importance of mega-cities with large immigrant communities, have both decreased the size, and brought the evolution, of majority cultures
- An increase in the accessibility of a global culture allows people to pick and choose between many cultures in their country of residence.
You can access the report "Fading Majority Cultures: The implications of Transnationalism and Demographic Changes for Immigrant Acculturation" here.