ERIC Number: ED123027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-29
Reference Count: N/A
Status and Familial Projections of Mexican-American Migrants and Non-Migrants: Are Migrant Youths Different?
Miller, Michael V.; Kuvlesky, William P.
The study investigated whether Mexican American male and female migrants differed from Mexican American male and female non-migrants in reference to: level and type of occupational and educational aspirations and expectations; projected age of marriage and procreation; and valuation of life goals. Using data gathered in a 1973 survey of Mexican American high school sophomores residing in the South Texas towns of Asherton, Rio Grande City, Roma, San Isidro, and Zapata, this study's sample consisted of 67 male and 53 female migrant students and 99 male and 139 female non-migrants. The respondents' educational and occupational status projection specifications were initially coded into qualitative attainment types of status and then into more inclusive socioeconomic status type"level" categories. To indicate their valuation of life goals, respondents were asked to rank seven normally desired life ends in terms of their relative importance to him/her. Some findings were: no significant statistical variation was found between migrants and non-migrants (for both sexes) relative to occupational aspirations; the job expectations among female migrants were markedly lower than those for non-migrants; and regardless of migrant status and sex, the majority of youths desired to complete college and to attain high status level jobs. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas