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Author: Gullickson, Aaron
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1. Gullickson, Aaron
Biracial Black/White Children and Class: The Semi-Permeable Boundaries of Race in America
Presented: Minneapolis, MN, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 2003
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Children, Academic Development; Mothers, Race; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; Racial Differences; Racial Studies

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This paper examines educational differences between biracial black/white children and their monoracial peers, using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97). Previous research has revealed an "in-between" effect for biracials. I extend the previous research by defining biracial children by the race of their parents in order to avoid issues of reverse causality. I also test whether the outcomes of biracial children are due to superior family resources. I examine grade retention in both survey as well as ASVAB scores in the NLSY97. All outcomes follow the "in-between" pattern observed by previous studies. Furthermore, I find that biracial families are more like white families than black families in terms of education, family type, and region. These family differences fully explain differences between biracials and blacks in terms of grade retention and explain a significant portion of the difference in test scores.
Bibliography Citation
Gullickson, Aaron. "Biracial Black/White Children and Class: The Semi-Permeable Boundaries of Race in America." Presented: Minneapolis, MN, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, May 2003.
2. Gullickson, Aaron
The Racial Identification of Young Adults in a Racially Complex Society
Emerging Adulthood published online (5 August 2018): DOI: 10.1177/2167696818790306.
Also: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2167696818790306
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Parental Influences; Racial Differences

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Quantitative studies of racial identification have commonly focused on the identification choices of children and adolescents living in the parental home. Less is known about the racial self-identification choices that individuals make as they develop into independent young adults. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, I compare the racial self-identification of respondents when they were aged 18-23 to their biological parents' racial identification. Results suggest unexpected effects of individual development-related and socioeconomic characteristics. Measures of greater independence from parents and communities of adolescent development were associated with both greater and weaker consistency between self-identification and parental identification, and measures of parental socioeconomic status were associated with weaker consistency. The results across racial parentage groups conform to historical norms for Whites, Blacks, and American Indians, while the results for biracial respondents, Asians, and Hispanics are less clearly guided by these norms.
Bibliography Citation
Gullickson, Aaron. "The Racial Identification of Young Adults in a Racially Complex Society." Emerging Adulthood published online (5 August 2018): DOI: 10.1177/2167696818790306.