ERIC Number: ED377266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Immigration and Hispanic Educational Attainment: Challenges for the 1990s.
This paper documents the trend in the educational attainments of U.S.-born and immigrant Hispanics from 1960 to 1980, using data from the decennial censuses, in an effort to pinpoint sources of convergence and divergence in schooling outcomes. A major question addressed is whether and to what extent persisting educational differentials between Hispanics and other minority groups are sustained by the influx of educationally disadvantaged immigrants. Additional questions explored are (1) how education gaps between native- and foreign-born children are maintained through enrollment differentials; and (2) how age-grade delay leads to failure to complete high school and low rates of college attendance. The data presented, although tentative, do not support claims that immigration from Mexico and South America is a major factor in explaining why Hispanics--Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in particular--are the most educationally disadvantaged minority groups in the United States. (Contains 12 references and 5 figures.) (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Census Figures, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Trend Analysis
Institute for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Puerto Rico