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Kohlberg’s theory of moral development regards justice concerns as developmentally more advanced than interpersonal considerations. Men tend to score as more morally developed than women on existing measures. Gilligan suggested that this is because women rely more on “care” considerations...
The influence of employment sector on the income of Hispanics is examined using data from the 1990 U.S. Decennial Census. Human capital theory is augmented with measures of acculturation, and income equations are estimated separately for self-employed Hispanics and Hispanic wage earners. The...
Although some educational researchers have appealed to “semilingualism” or “limited bilingualism” to explain differences in student achievement among language minority students, in this article the author argues that the construct contributes much more to the malady than the remedy in the...
Cultural factors internal to the ethnic group may exacerbate external and economic barriers to the pursuit of higher education for Mexican American students. In particular, cultural variables related to traditional, relationship-oriented behaviors and expectations may be perceived to conflict...
Increasing numbers of young Hispanic men are being treated for alcohol abuse and its consequences. To provide culturally competent services, there must be an understanding of subcultural differences in the antecedents of alcohol abuse and drinking problems. The present study examined the impact...
Following a brief introduction to the acculturation process and Mexican American culture, the authors propose that people of Mexican heritage in the United States tend to assimilate rather than integrate with regard to their sex-role attitudes. The authors also propose that the degree of...
Previous studies have shown that skin color matters for Latinos’ life chances. Most of these studies have focused on Latinos in the Southwest, specifically Mexican and Chicano males. Using the 1994 Boston Social Survey Data, this study examines the effects of skin color for Latinos in the...
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