Uprooting Children: Mobility, Social Capital, and Mexican American Underachievement

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTSvii
TABLES AND FIGURES,ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSxi
CHAPTER 11
Introduction1
  Changing Demographics in the United States3
  Nature and Extent of the Achievement Gap5
  Explaining Mexican American Underachievement8
  Where Traditional Explanations Fall Short9
  Society's Interest in Eliminating the Achievement Gap10
  The Current Study11
  Overview16
CHAPTER 221
The Achievement Gap, Social Capital and Mobility: An Overview21
  Theories Employed to Investigate the Achievement Gap22
  Where Traditional Explanations Fall Short25
  Social Capital26
  Mobility40
  Summary46
CHAPTER 349
Mixed-Methods Research Design49
  The Current Study49
  Research Design, Data Collection and Interpretation51
  Summary64
CHAPTER 469
Test-Score Performance and Rates of Mobility by Socioeconomic and Nativity Status69
  The Twelfth Grade Test Score Gap69
  The Incidence of Mobility72
  The Causes of Student Mobility76
  Summary82
CHAPTER 587
Group-Level Differences in the Availability of Social Capital by Socioeconomic and Nativity Status87
  Family Social Capital 89
  Family Social Capital by SES and Immigrant Status90

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