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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008
This research report examines the comparative educational condition of Latinos in the United States. The report discusses the dramatic shortfalls that plague the educational outcomes of Latinos relative to other racial and ethnic groups. The outcomes studied include educational attainment, school and university enrollment, basic cognitive skills,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 2002
This report describes major demographic and socioeconomic changes in New York's Hispanic population in the 1990s. Data come from the Current Population Surveys and the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census of Population and Housing. Despite some gains, New York Hispanics were not significantly better off in 2000 than in 1990. New York City's Hispanic…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Hispanic Americans, Immigration, Income
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 1998
This report presents a profile of the populations served by vocational education (VE) programs, comparing their literacy skills, demographics, and socioeconomic characteristics with those of students in other education tracks. Chapter 1 provides an introduction. Chapter 2 compares students enrolled in postsecondary VE programs with students…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Demography, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – Education and Urban Society, 1995
Discusses the labor market consequences as well as the differential literacy skills achieved by urban and minority-population recipients of alternative types of high school certification: traditional high school diplomas versus General Equivalency Diplomas (GEDs). The author concludes that, although certain vocational programs foster high school…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 1995
This digest analyzes information from two recently completed national surveys to determine the extent to which various vocational education programs improve employment opportunities in the United States. The impact of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate on workers' wages is also analyzed. Data are from the 1992 National Adult…
Descriptors: Adults, Dropouts, Employment Opportunities, Ethnic Groups
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 1993
Specific demographic changes that occurred in the New York City metropolitan area during the 1980s are described, and the challenges and opportunities facing the city in the 1990s are explored. The 1980s saw the greatest increase in the diversity of the city in its history, but sharp inequality, running along racial and ethnic lines, persists in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 1994
This research report presents data that show that substantial progress was made toward economic equality on the basis of gender in New York (New York) during the 1980s. Using the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census of Population for New York, the study demonstrates that, in the 1980s: (1) the labor force participation of women grew sharply while that of men…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 1994
This report presents data showing that the socioeconomic status of Mexican immigrants in the United States fell sharply behind that of the total native-born population during the 1980s and also declined relative to that of Mexican Americans. Data from the 1980 and 1990 censuses demonstrate that during the 1980s, the earnings and per capita income…
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Attainment, Immigrants, Income
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – Journal of Human Resources, 1992
Probit analysis of arithmetic scores from the Young Adult Literacy Assessment Survey (840 males and 1,077 females) found that quantitative literacy skills are a major factor in the likelihood of full-time employment. Low quantitative literacy appears to be associated with the lower probability of employment among young African Americans. (SK)|
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Black Youth, Employment Level, Literacy
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – Migration World Magazine, 1989
Examines the demographic characteristics, educational attainment, and occupational distribution of a sample of Puerto Rican out-migrants and in-migrants during 1984. Discusses the similarities of in-migrants and out-migrants and concludes that there is a massive outflow of technical and related Puerto Rican workers, but there is also a massive…
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Educational Attainment, Foreign Workers, Migrant Workers
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L. – 1992
This document consists of 15 data tables, without accompanying text, for a National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST) presentation on the education and economic condition of Hispanic Americans. Each table contains a source note. The following are the table titles: (1) "Resident Population of the United States, By…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Asian Americans, Blacks, Census Figures
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Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L., Ed. – 1994
The papers in this collection describe how education is being reinvented in urban school systems in the United States. Selections discuss the urban landscape, the social context of schooling, and the theory and practice of multiculturalism. Papers include: (1) "Introduction: Reinventing Urban Education" (Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz); (2) "The…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L.; Marti, Lilian – 1995
This research report presents data showing that overcrowding in the New York City public schools is having significantly negative effects on instruction and learning in the system. The impact is particularly strong in schools that have a high proportion of students of low socioeconomic background, where overcrowding is sharply linked to lower…
Descriptors: Class Size, Crowding, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L.; Santiago, Carlos – 1994
This report shows that the face of the Puerto Rican population in the United States has changed dramatically in recent years. The analysis is based largely on data from the 1980 and 1990 Censuses of Population, but it is supplemented by other sources. The number of Puerto Ricans in the United States has increased from close to 2 million in 1980 to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Census Figures, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment