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Document Number: 3835

Falling Behind or Moving Up? The Intergenerational Progress of Mexican Americans - People of Mexican descent in the United States earn substantially less than other workers because they receive less schooling than almost all other racial and ethnic groups, according to a report by the Public Policy Institute of California. The report finds that third-generation Mexican Americans on average earn about 25% less, and receive a year-and-a-half less schooling, than non-Hispanic whites. (Jeffrey Grogger and Stephen J. Trejo, Public Policy Institute of California, 2002)...

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