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Friday, June 12, 2009

WHY DOES EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS VARY ACROSS ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS IN THE US: THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

Today's Buggy Topic

Found in a thread at Economist's View, it's the 4th bugged-out post --- left on June 11, 2009, at 4:53 P.M. --- and it would be useful if you haven't visited that thread earlier to look over the lead post that started it and the earlier 3 buggy posts.  The latest bugged-out stuff is full of data-filled analysis of various immigrant experiences in the USA --- from the early 19th century right down to today. 

More Specifically . . .

that latest post shows how immigrant-group cultures that valued or devalued education varied noticeably, reinforced by certain other influences --- but also how these cultures can change over time.  And as with the earlier buggy posts in that thread --- which deals with the Non-cognitive skills that mold a child's personality-structure by an early age, after which change becomes increasingly hard in that structure --- it relates these markedly varying individual-and-social skills to success in education and in the job-market afterward.  Not to mention non-pecuniary success in other areas of adult-life, such as in marriage, child-rearing, and overall personal happiness.