UNEQUAL ORIGINS - UNEQUAL ORIGINS: Explaining Ethnic...

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UNEQUAL ORIGINS: Explaining Ethnic Differences among the Second Generation Dr. Cynthia Feliciano
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Why study children immigrants? 1 out of 5 of all youths in American schools Indicator of eventual adaptation of the group Sharp disparities in educational outcomes between Asians and Latinos
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% some college Inida the most Then China, Vietnam , Korean Russian, Haiti, Iran Hong Kong, Philipines Cuba, El Salvador Mexico Lowest is Puerto Rico
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Main Explanations for Ethnic Differences Cultural Factors Values, attitudes, beliefs Structural Factors Resources, class background
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Puzzle Why are some groups able to overcome the barriers of poverty and low socioeconomic status while others cannot?
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My Argument We must consider differences in socioeconomic conditions prior to migration Unequal origins = unequal starting points = more barriers to overcome
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How are U.S. Immigrants Selected or, What are their class origin? Agreed that immigrants are not randomly
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course EDUCATION 124 taught by Professor Conchas during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.

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