Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education: Implications for Earnings, Health, and Other Socioeconomic Outcomes

Start: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm

End: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm

SUB Ballroom B

Dr. Mora will discuss how demographic changes and the growing Hispanic population mean that Hispanic student success in higher education has become an increasingly important national issue. In addition to providing a demographic overview that also considers heterogeneity among the Hispanic population, Dr. Mora will discuss preliminary results from an ongoing study (co-authored with Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas-Pan American) analyzing the role of education and other socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in determining labor market outcomes, the likelihood of having health insurance, and the likelihood of being impoverished. Part of the discussion will also involve possible ways to improve Hispanic student success in higher education. 


Publication Date: 
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 2:30pm