ERIC Number: ED180717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in the Allocation of Time of Young Mexican-American Men and Women: 1960-1976.
Sweet, James A.
Demographic data for Mexican American women and men, displayed in 30 tables accompanied by summaries, indicate changes in the allocation of time between the ages of 18 and 29 over 17 year period from 1960 to 1976. Trends for Mexican American women indicate person years spent single changed from 3.4 in 1960 to 3.6 in 1976, with a sharp increase in years spent single for the college-educated; between 1970 and 1976 the number of person years spent childless decreased from 4.0 to 3.5 for high school dropouts, from 6.0 to 5.5 for high school graduates, and from 7.9 to 7.75 for college-educated; in 1976 91% of the single years were childless; from 1960 to 1976 there was an increase from 16 to 21% of married years spent childless; an increase from 3.8 to 5.8 person years employed from 1960 to 1976; person years of school enrollment increased from 1.1 in 1960 to 1.8 in 1976; among the college educated there was a rise from 3.5 to 5.7 person years spent in school during this period. For Mexican American men there was little change in the aggregate number of years spent single; the number of married, childless years increased from 1.8 to 2.0 years; years employed declined slightly from 9.4 to 9.2, with a slight increase in years employed by high school dropouts, a decrease of nearly 1 year employed by high school graduates, and a decrease of about one-half year by men attending college; the number of person years spent enrolled in school increased from 1.7 to about 2.0 between 1960 and 1970 and to about 2.7 person years between 1970 and 1976; among college-educated, there was an increase from 5.6 person years enrolled in 1970 to 6.5 by 1976. (NEC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology.