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ERIC Number: EJ1096751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Supporting Two Households: Unaccompanied Mexican Minors and Their Absences from U.S. Schools
Martinez, Isabel
Journal of Latinos and Education, v15 n3 p229-243 2016
This article illustrates simultaneous household participation in the lives of undocumented, unaccompanied Mexican teenage minors in New York City and its impact on their school attendance. Emigrating without parents, some Mexican youths arrive to enter into the labor market, not school. Unable to assume monetary dependence, these youths' absences from New York classrooms is driven by financial participation in their natal households in Mexico and current New York City households. Drawing from fifty-three interviews with Mexican teenagers in Mexico and New York City, this article explores how these youth laborers learn to understand and fulfill monetary obligations to two households.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; New York
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