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Author: Ybarra, Lea
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1. Ybarra, Lea
Zaks, Vivian C.
Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Attainment of Young Hispanic Female Workers
Report, National Council of La Raza, U.S. Department of Labor, 1982
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Educational Attainment; Family Background; Hispanics; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Mobility; Occupational Aspirations; Parental Influences

This study examines the relative influence of maternal and paternal employment, educational attainment, and generational status upon the educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and attainment of young Hispanic women. Both the educational level of father and mother and the occupations of the adult male and female in the household when the respondent was fourteen had an impact on the respondent's educational attainment. Second and third generations continue to have exceedingly high dropout rates, and all groups tend to have the same relatively low percentage of respondents who attend college. Data show that Hispanic women workers continue to be concentrated in the lower paying occupations and that because of lower educational attainment, this pattern seems entrenched. Overall results indicate that it will be some time before Hispanic females achieve parity in the higher paying occupations. Mobility, in terms of educational and occupational attainment between second and third generations, seems almost nonexistent. This mobility is hindered by factors of sexism, racism, low educational and occupational levels of parents, and young women's own low levels of educational attainment and subsequent reduced chances of moving into higher paying jobs.
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Ybarra, Lea and Vivian C. Zaks. "Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Attainment of Young Hispanic Female Workers." Report, National Council of La Raza, U.S. Department of Labor, 1982.