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The Decade of Immigrant Dispersion and Growth: A Cohort Analysis of Children of Immigrants' Educational Experiences 1990-2002.

Authors
  • Potochnick, Stephanie1
  • Mooney, Margarita2
  • 1 Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • 2 Department of Sociology, Yale University.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International migration review
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
1001–1041
Identifiers
PMID: 26900200
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The 1990s marked the beginning of a new era of immigration in terms of volume and settlement patterns and also witnessed significant changes in the social contexts confronting immigrants. These changes could have significant repercussions for immigrant youth. While previous research on high school dropout behavior suggests immigrant youth are faring better in US schools, our research provides a less optimistic outlook. Using the National Educational Longitudinal Study (1988) and Educational Longitudinal Study (2002), we use multivariate analysis, regression decomposition and fixed effect models to examine how reading and math test scores of children of immigrants changed during the 1990s.

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