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Educational Progress and Parenting Among Mexican Immigrant Mothers of Young Children
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright © National Council on Family Relations, 2010
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 72, Issue 4, pages 976–990, August 2010
How to Cite
Crosnoe, R. and Kalil, A. (2010), Educational Progress and Parenting Among Mexican Immigrant Mothers of Young Children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72: 976–990. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00743.x
This article was edited by Cheryl Buehler.
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Mexican immigrants ;
- parent education;
- parental involvement in education;
This study examined the potential for educational investments in Mexican immigrant mothers to enhance their management of their children's pathways through the educational system in the United States, which often disadvantages them. We tested this hypothesis with data on 816 Mexican immigrant women and their children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K). The results suggest that mothers who pursued their own schooling over a 4-year period, regardless of whether they obtained a degree, increased their engagement with their children's schools during that same period. The results appear to be robust to a wide range of factors that select women into continuing education.