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Author: Ortiz, Vilma
Resulting in 4 citations.
1. Darabi, Katherine
Ortiz, Vilma
Childbearing Among Young Latino Women in the United States
American Journal of Public Health 77,1 (February 1987): 25-28.
Also: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/77/1/25
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Birth Rate; Childbearing; Childbearing, Premarital/Nonmarital; Ethnic Groups; Ethnic Studies; Fertility; First Birth; Hispanics; Marital Status; Marriage; Racial Differences; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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This analysis is based on 1979 and 1982 data from the NLSY. The purpose of this paper is to compare rates of early childbearing among white, black, Mexican and Puerto Rican young women, and to see how these rates compare after controlling for marital, socioeconomic and generational statuses. A comparison of rates of premarital births among the four racial/ethnic origin groups demonstrate that the Mexican and Puerto Rican adolescents fall in between the extremely low rate of the whites and the extremely high rate of the blacks. Mexican and Puerto Rican adolescents have similar proportions of premarital first births, but differ in their proportions of marital first births. The marital first birth rate for Mexican adolescents is twice that of the Puerto Ricans. The bulk of Mexican first births, like births of whites, occur within marriage. Puerto Rican adolescents, on the other hand, are similar to blacks in that they are more likely to have a first birth outside of marriage than within. These initial racial/ethnic differences in premarital first birth rates are not greatly diminished by a control for SES of the family origin.
Bibliography Citation
Darabi, Katherine and Vilma Ortiz. "Childbearing Among Young Latino Women in the United States." American Journal of Public Health 77,1 (February 1987): 25-28.
2. Ortiz, Vilma
Generational Status, Family Background, and Educational Attainment Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Youth
In: Latino College Students. M. Olivas, ed. New York, NY: Teachers College, 1986
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Family Background; High School Dropouts; Hispanic Youth; Hispanics; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Parental Influences

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This study uses data from the NLSY to compare the educational attainment of first-, second-, and third-generation- Hispanic youth to that of non-Hispanic white youth while controlling for family background. It was found that: (1) Hispanic youth are considerably more educationally disadvantaged than non-Hispanic white young people; (2) both disadvantaged family backgrounds and generational status work as explanatory factors; and (3) the impact of parent's education on educational attainment is less strong among the second generation than among other generational groups or non-Hispanic whites.
Bibliography Citation
Ortiz, Vilma. "Generational Status, Family Background, and Educational Attainment Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Youth" In: Latino College Students. M. Olivas, ed. New York, NY: Teachers College, 1986
3. Ortiz, Vilma
Fennelly, Katherine D.
Early Childbearing and Employment Among Young Mexican, Black and White Women
Social Science Quarterly 69,4 (December 1988): 987-995
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Keyword(s): Childbearing; Childbearing, Adolescent; First Birth; Hispanics; Labor Force Participation; Racial Differences

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Bibliography Citation
Ortiz, Vilma and Katherine D. Fennelly. "Early Childbearing and Employment Among Young Mexican, Black and White Women." Social Science Quarterly 69,4 (December 1988): 987-995.
4. Ortiz, Vilma
Santana Cooney, Rosemary
Sex-Role Attitudes and Labor Force Participation among Young Hispanic Females and Non-Hispanic White Females
Social Science Quarterly 65,2 (June 1984): 392-400
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Keyword(s): Attitudes; Hispanics; Labor Force Participation; Sex Roles

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Bibliography Citation
Ortiz, Vilma and Rosemary Santana Cooney. "Sex-Role Attitudes and Labor Force Participation among Young Hispanic Females and Non-Hispanic White Females." Social Science Quarterly 65,2 (June 1984): 392-400.