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ERIC Number: EJ1090664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 48
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Reading and Math Achievement among Low-Income Urban Latino Youth: The Role of Immigration
Guttmannova, Katarina
American Journal of Education, v122 n2 p199-246 Feb 2016
Using data from a household-based, stratified random sample of youth and their caregivers from low-income inner-city neighborhoods, this study examined the variability in the academic achievement of Latino youth. The results indicate a significant advantage in reading achievement for first- and second-generation immigrant youth, as compared to the third generation, which persisted even after controlling for important child, parenting, human capital, neighborhood, and demographic covariates. Follow-up analyses within the subsample of the first- and second-generation youth indicate that more recent arrival to the United States predicted higher reading achievement. Yet, there was no evidence of a similar immigrant advantage in math. The implications of these findings, limitations of the present study, and directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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