ERIC Number: EJ1041997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
In the Eye of the Perfect Storm: The Convergence of Policy and Latina/o Trends in Access and Financial Concerns, 1975-2008
Santos, José L.; Sáenz, Victor B.
Educational Policy, v28 n3 p393-424 May 2014
The authors paint a national portrait of Latina/o trends over more than 30 years in terms of demographic and financial concerns that pertain to access at 4-year institutions. Using a multiple policy streams framework, the authors contend that growing numbers of Latina/os are in the eye of the perfect storm in a global economy that calls for more skilled workers at the same time that there are significant policy shifts converging in college finance. Trends over time reveal that Latina/os have remained more sensitive to financial assistance than non-Hispanic Whites in deciding where to go to college. The data also reveal several alarming trends that indicate Latina/os are not benefiting from policy directions established in the past. Realizing the potential for a new policy window of opportunity to reverse adverse effects for Latina/os will be key to the vitality of the nation.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students, College Choice, White Students, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Income, Tuition, Student Costs, Middle Class, Paying for College
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