Episode 8: Immigration as a Pathway for Upward Mobility

In this episode, we discuss immigration as a pathway towards upward mobility for African immigrants moving to the West, the different stages in the immigration journey and the factors that influence success at each stage.

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Immigration as a Pathway for Upward Mobility – Making Hindsight Count

The pursuit of upward mobility drives every immigrant’s dream. As the number of African immigrants settling in the West continues to grow, the opportunity exists to leverage the experience of neo-African diasporans to enhance upward mobility pathways for future migrants.

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Acculturation: A Framework For Defining Integration

Besides refugees who migrate to avoid persecution, immigrants move to another country in search of opportunities to better their lives. To that end, integration is crucial for the upward socioeconomic mobility of immigrant populations. Integration, also known as biculturalism, is a form of positive acculturation. By definition, acculturation refers to the cultural and psychological that…

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