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Author: Leon, Ana Sofia
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1. Duncan, Brian
Grogger, Jeffrey
Leon, Ana Sofia
Trejo, Stephen J.
New Evidence of Generational Progress for Mexican Americans
NBER Working Paper No. 24067, National Bureau of Economic Research, November 2017.
Also: http://www.nber.org/papers/w24067
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Grandparents; Hispanics; Immigrants; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission

U.S.-born Mexican Americans suffer a large schooling deficit relative to other Americans, and standard data sources suggest that this deficit does not shrink between the 2nd and later generations. Standard data sources lack information on grandparents' countries of birth, however, which creates potentially serious issues for tracking the progress of later-generation Mexican Americans. Exploiting unique NLSY97 data that address these measurement issues, we find substantial educational progress between the 2nd and 3rd generations for a recent cohort of Mexican Americans. Such progress is obscured when we instead mimic the limitations inherent in standard data sources.
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Duncan, Brian, Jeffrey Grogger, Ana Sofia Leon and Stephen J. Trejo. "New Evidence of Generational Progress for Mexican Americans." NBER Working Paper No. 24067, National Bureau of Economic Research, November 2017.