Latinos 2025 – Inequality in Academic Achievement, Dropping Out, and Transition to Post-Secondary Education: The Multilevel Influences of Social and Cultural Capital
Visiting Scholar, Julian Samora Research Institute
Julian Samora Research Institute
This project focuses on critical high school students’ educational outcomes, including mathematics achievement, cumulative grade, enrollment in college, and dropout rates. Specific aims are to: 1) determine the sources, magnitude, and significance of social inequality in students’ academic achievement and assess the relative and combined effects of neighborhood, school, and family social contexts on students’ academic achievement; 2) determine the mediating and moderating influences of school- and family-based social capital and cultural capital on students’ academic achievement; and 3) determine the effects of neighborhood, school, and family on changes in students’ academic achievement between 9th and 12th grade.