ERIC Number: ED250437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Aspirations of Adolescent Hispanic Females for Marriage, Children, Education and Employment. Report No. 2: Young Hispanic Mothers Enrolled in School and/or Employed Interviewed in the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey.
Torres, Marcia G.
This paper presents a profile of Hispanic mothers who work and/or study, based on interviews in the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey. Particular focus is placed upon occupational and educational aspiration, as well as on the cultural and economic conditions which shape them. Data for Hispanic mothers are presented with similar data for Black and White mothers, in order to identify cultural characteristics which are exclusive to the Hispanic woman. Hispanics are shown to be significantly different from both of the other groups on the following dimensions: family size, language spoken in the home in childhood, marital status, the lack of a high school diploma, highest grade completed by mother and father, and occupational expectations for five years hence. Hispanics are shown to have shared the following dimensions with Blacks, which were significantly different from Whites: number of siblings who were enrolled in school, and the reported experience of discrimination due to nationality and/or race. In addition to discussing and statistically documenting the differences, this report compares its findings with previous social science research and makes recommendations for policy and further research. (Author/KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A