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ERIC Number: EJ820215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of Immigrant and Native Youth
Keller, Ursula; Tillman, Kathryn Harker
Social Forces, v87 n1 p121-152 Sep 2008
We examine immigrant generation differences in college attendance and college type among youth ages 18 through 26 who have graduated from a U.S. high school. Results indicate that first- and second-generation immigrants are significantly more likely to attend college than their third-plus generation counterparts of similar race/ethnicity, socioeconomic and family background characteristics. While parental behaviors and expectations for college attendance do not significantly mediate these generational differences, these factors appear to indirectly affect college-going behavior through their impact on students' verbal ability and academic achievement during high school. Interaction models including race/ethnicity and generation status reveal that the second-generation effects on college attendance are largely driven by Chinese youth, whereas the first-generation effects on college attendance are largely driven by black immigrant students. (Contains 5 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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