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ERIC Number: EJ975453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Female Educational Advantage among Adolescent Children of Immigrants
Feliciano, Cynthia
Youth & Society, v44 n3 p431-449 Sep 2012
The female advantage in educational achievement is especially puzzling in the case of children of immigrants because it departs from the pattern in most immigrants' home countries. Using data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), this study explores the female advantage in grades and expectations among adolescents and finds that the advantage is limited to youth from lower socioeconomic status immigrant families. In addition, gender disparities stem from educational trajectories in place earlier than eighth grade and are shaped by factors both at home and at school. Compared with girls, boys spend less time on homework and more time watching television, have more negative perceptions of school personnel and more negative peer experiences at school, and are more focused on family relationships, perhaps to the detriment of school relationships. These gendered experiences in families and schools early in life contribute to later educational disparities among children of immigrants. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Florida