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Family Obligation across Contexts: Hispanic Youth in North Carolina and Southern California

Citation

Yahirun, Jenjira J.; Perreira, Krista M.; & Fuligni, Andrew J. (2015). Family Obligation across Contexts: Hispanic Youth in North Carolina and Southern California. Journal of Family Issues, 36(10), 1296-1323. PMCID: PMC4486312

Abstract

Over the past decade, the Hispanic population has grown in areas with little to no history of recent immigration. Prior research comparing Hispanics in new and established destinations has chiefly focused on differences in socioeconomic indicators of assimilation. Our article departs from this work by shifting the focus to sociocultural outcomes. Specifically, we use data from Los Angeles and North Carolina to examine differences in the strength of family obligation (N = 552). We find that demographic characteristics explain all of the geographic difference in family obligation between these locations. However, we also find that co-ethnic concentration is positively correlated with adolescents’ endorsement of future family support, once ethnic identity is included in the analysis.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X13501664

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2015

Journal Title

Journal of Family Issues

Author(s)

Yahirun, Jenjira J.
Perreira, Krista M.
Fuligni, Andrew J.

PMCID

PMC4486312