Postsecondary Outcomes for Latino Youths

Research Theme: Consequences of Migration in Sending and Receiving Areas
Location: People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

This project examines the ways in which individual, family, and school factors influence the postsecondary choices of Hispanic adolescents—a group whose educational attainment trends threaten to prepare them primarily for lower-skill and lower-wage jobs as adults, resulting in negative health and socioeconomic implications for the population as a whole. Cho and Rivas analyze the relationships of Hispanic youths’ individual motivations and family and school resources with their postsecondary choices. They further examine the extent to which these processes differ among Hispanic youth who reside in communities with less versus more immigrant representation.