Ethnicity, School Trajectories and Professional Expectations: young descendants of immigrants at the end of compulsory schooling
In recent years the increasing migratory pressure in Portugal and its growing demographic and cultural importance has become an issue of general interest and wide debate. There remains, however, inadequate scientific knowledge about the configurations and conditions that characterize this segment of Portuguese society, one that is considerably heterogeneous from a cultural, social and age-structure point of view. In the field of sociology, there is a shortage of data regarding, for example, the social composition, schooling processes and life courses of the young descendants of immigrants in Portugal. For this reason, this research proposes to build a stock of multidimensional information that helps us to state the issues and allows rectification of some of the insufficiencies ascertained.