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The Decade of Immigrant Dispersion and Growth: A Cohort Analysis of Children of Immigrants’ Educational Experiences 1990–2002

Citation

Potochnick, Stephanie R. & Mooney, Margarita A. (2015). The Decade of Immigrant Dispersion and Growth: A Cohort Analysis of Children of Immigrants' Educational Experiences 1990–2002. International Migration Review, 49(4), 1001-1041. PMCID: PMC4760699

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 U.S. 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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imre.12111

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2015

Journal Title

International Migration Review

Author(s)

Potochnick, Stephanie R.
Mooney, Margarita A.

PMCID

PMC4760699