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1. Ortiz, Vilma
Generational Status, Family Background, and Educational Attainment Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Youth
In: Latino College Students. M. Olivas, ed. New York, NY: Teachers College, 1986
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Family Background; High School Dropouts; Hispanic Youth; Hispanics; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Parental Influences

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This study uses data from the NLSY to compare the educational attainment of first-, second-, and third-generation- Hispanic youth to that of non-Hispanic white youth while controlling for family background. It was found that: (1) Hispanic youth are considerably more educationally disadvantaged than non-Hispanic white young people; (2) both disadvantaged family backgrounds and generational status work as explanatory factors; and (3) the impact of parent's education on educational attainment is less strong among the second generation than among other generational groups or non-Hispanic whites.
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Ortiz, Vilma. "Generational Status, Family Background, and Educational Attainment Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Youth" In: Latino College Students. M. Olivas, ed. New York, NY: Teachers College, 1986