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ERIC Number: EJ1185012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Sociospatial Practices of Hispanic Youth Navigating Their Labor Market Opportunities
Schuch, Johanna Claire
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v40 n3 p330-350 Aug 2018
Hispanic youth are entering the U.S. labor market in increasing numbers. Their experiences and outcomes can teach us about the degree to which Hispanic migrants and their children are successfully integrating into U.S. society. While we know about the disadvantages Hispanic immigrant youth face in securing professional careers, less is known about the strategies they use to navigate their labor market options in response to these obstacles and as a way to express their agency. Using data collected from interviews, questionnaires, mental maps, and journals with Hispanic immigrant youth, this article demonstrates the social and spatial strategies Hispanic immigrant youth employ to access work. Such strategies include leveraging institutional and familial connections, advertising their bilingualism, working close to home, and navigating stereotypes. Insight into these strategies can help educators, policy makers, and immigrant families determine how best to support Hispanic immigrant youth as they transition from school to work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Charlotte)