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Master's Professional Reports Abstract



The Influence of Education on the Labor Market Participation of Latinos in the United States

This report examines the influence of education on the labor market participation of Latinos in the United States. The report offers an analysis of current Latino educational and occupational statistics, followed by a discussion of theoretical models of labor market structure and job allocation. Part I of the report concentrates on the current fate of Latino workers, probing the dynamics of wage differentials, occupational distribution, unemployment, and underemployment. Part II of the report concentrates on the educational experiences of Latinos. Beginning with a discussion of primary and secondary education, Part II helps create a context for the influence of perennial low educational achievement on the labor market participation of Latinos.

--Author's foreword.