ERIC Number: ED110578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Economic Success of Urban Spanish-Speaking Immigrants. Final Report.
Zisman, Paul M.
This cross-cultural research study, on 82 randomly sampled male urban Spanish speaking immigrants in the District of Columbia, analyzes the relationship of the immigrants' native educational attainment to occupation and to income, to assess their manpower utilization, and to make recommendations for manpower training programs. Data on economic and social characteristics found the immigrants to be more similar to the black population rather than to the Spanish speaking and white populations in the District of Columbia. A positive relation is said to exist between native education and economic success, as measured by occupation and earnings, with the first job in the native country mediating between education and economic success. Immigrants are found to be underutilized in their U.S. occupations as compared with those held in their native countries, and those immigrants having completed a secondary education were found to be under represented in white collar positions when compared with nonimmigrants. The development of policies leading to facilitation of the tendency of immigrants to shift from the service occupations to blue collar occupations which conform to their previous experience is recommended. Chapters include background and related research, sampling procedures, characteristics of the samples, education and economic success, manpower utilization, and conclusions and recommendations. Instruments utilized are included in the appendixes. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demography, Educational Experience, Educationally Disadvantaged, Field Interviews, Immigrants, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Males, Participant Characteristics, Social Mobility, Socioeconomic Status, Spanish Speaking, Underemployment, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia