ERIC Number: EJ654860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Enrollment of Immigrant Youth: A Test of the Segmented-Assimilation Hypothesis.
Demography, v38 n3 p317-36 Aug 2001
Analyzed 1990 U.S. Census data on the educational enrollment of 15-17-year-old immigrants. Results partially supported predictions from the segmented-assimilation and immigrant-optimism hypotheses. Most immigrant adolescents, particularly Asians, were as likely as native born adolescents to be enrolled in high school. Mexican teenagers had the highest educational nonenrollment rate at over 40 percent. (SM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Diversity (Student), Enrollment Trends, High Risk Students, High School Students, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Racial Differences, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status
Population Association of America, 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 722, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3812. Tel: 301-565-6710; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.popassoc.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A