IMMIGRATION AND EARLY LIFE COURSE TRANSITIONS

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION (Adapted from the Applicant's Abstract): The study uses
longitudinal data from the High School and Beyond Survey and the National
Education Longitudinal Study to sort out empirically several competing
influences of immigrant status, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status on
educational achievement, labor force participation, transitions to independent
living and family formation. The data allow for a unique investigation
studying, simultaneously and longitudinally, the relative strength of factors,
such as ethnicity, immigrant status, and language proficiency when controlling
for family background, attitudes, and the sequence of previous life-course
events. The analysis focuses not only on the initial effect of generation
status but incorporates a dynamic life-course framework to investigate the
impact of generation status on the trajectories experienced over several
transitions. The long-term view afforded by this longitudinal approach to the
study of immigrant adaptation may aid the development of both immigration
policy and domestic policies affecting immigrants.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/998/31/04

Funding

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: $146,900.00
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: $151,827.00

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