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dc.contributor.advisorMorrison, Donna Ren
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-17T19:18:40Zen
dc.date.created2010en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2010en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_558158.tar;APT-ETAG: 76b14afb0b0df5813b48ee77d5777df1; APT-DATE: 2017-02-15_14:54:39en
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.en
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the predictors of educational attainment in the children of immigrants. These second-generation children represent an astounding degree of variation in adaptation outcomes, including educational attainment, with significant and reliable differences among national origin groups. One explanation for this phenomenon is differences in social capital; ethnic communities that are more firmly established and cohesive may be better positioned to provide social and cognitive support to youth. This study investigated what factors influence educational attainment in second-generation students, paying particular attention to differences in community level variables that contribute to national origin groups' social capital. The study employed a probit specification to explore an important outcome: graduation from college. Controlling for individual characteristics and family context--study habits, educational expectations, parental socioeconomic status, parents' nativity--reduced the effect of national origin group on graduation rates. However, community variables like community solidarity, social closure, government assistance and perceived discrimination did not significantly predict outcomes. Given the increasing importance of this population, research in this field is timely and relevant for policy makers and educators concerned with equity and excellence in education.en
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dc.format.extent39 leavesen
dc.languageENen
dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Managementen
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higheren
dc.subject.otherEducation, Higheren
dc.titlePredictors of Academic Attainment in the New Second Generationen
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gu.embargo.lift-date2015-05-17en
gu.embargo.terms2-yearsen


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