Caribbean immigrants in the United States and Canada: A diverse mosaic

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Elif Dede Yildirim, Terese S. Millet, Mark A. Primus

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This chapter offers a broad overview of Caribbean immigrants in the United States and Canada, focusing on patterns of migration, heterogeneity in sociodemographic characteristics, geographic distribution, separation and reunification, religious belief systems and celebrations, family structural living arrangements, parenting, and gender roles. Newer conceptual frameworks on tricultural orientation, remote acculturation, and cultural identity are discussed. Caribbean immigrants face a range of economic, social, and educational issues tied to structural inequality and racism. Attention to social and economic policies that are culturally situated and community-based early in the acculturation process might assist in enhancing the quality of Caribbean immigrant life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsychosocial Experiences and Adjustment of Migrants
Subtitle of host publicationComing to the USA
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128237946
ISBN (Print)9780128237953
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Acculturation patterns
  • Caribbean immigrants
  • Diverse groups
  • Economic
  • Social

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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