Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935

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Cambridge University Press, 1988 - 327 páginas
Ethnic Differences, first published in 1989, explores how and why the Irish, Italians, Jews, and blacks of Providence, Rhode Island differed in their schooling and economic success. Drawing on evidence from thousands of students records of public, Catholic, and private schools, as well as on census manuscripts, city directories, and other sources, the book offers an integrated study of American ethnicity, education, and social structure. Joel Perlmann examines the extent to which differing career patterns, and reconsiders the relation between ethnicity and social class.
 

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Background The City Schooling and Social Structure
13
12 The evidence
19
a closer look
20
14 Schooling social class and ethnicity
23
socialclass destinations
30
16 Education and social destinations 18801935
36
The Irish
43
21 Patterns of schooling and occupational attainment
44
The Blacks
163
51 The social characteristics of black families
164
52 Mothers work and child labor
171
53 School attendance and grade attainment
174
54 GPA integration and tracking
181
class and family structure
184
discrimination and culture
188
57 Black occupational attainment
193

Providence Boston and beyond
64
23 Characteristics of Catholic high school students
72
The Italians
83
31 Family background
86
32 Patterns of schooling
90
33 Patterns of occupational attainment
96
other economic characteristics emigration and contextual effects
100
the European cultural heritage
112
The Russian Jews
122
41 The eastern European Jewish background and the debate about its importance
124
42 Family background
130
43 Patterns of schooling
139
44 Patterns of occupational attainment
154
45 Explaining the differences
157
Conclusion
203
The Research Design the Data Collection and the Use of Regression Analyses
221
2 Selecting the samples
222
3 Obtaining additional information on family background
225
4 Obtaining information on schooling
227
5 Obtaining information on the male sample members career
237
6 The coding and classification of occupations
244
7 The organization of the data collection and processing
246
8 The use of regression analysis
247
the case of the Italians
248
Notes
253
Index
321
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