Educational attainment of Haitian immigrants

Guerda Nicolas, Angela DeSilva, Kelly Rabenstein

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Educational attainment is often linked to upward mobility in the United States. As a result, current research has focused on the educational attainment of various racial groups, including Black Americans. However, few studies have examined the various ethnic and immigrant groups that comprise the Black population. To address this gap, the current article focuses on the Educational attainment of Haitian immigrants (n = 150) living in the United States. Results indicate that socioeconomic status (SES) is a predictor of educational attainment but, contrary to previous research, gender and aspirations are unrelated. Implications for educators and policy makers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-686
Number of pages23
JournalUrban Education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Educational attainment
  • Haitian immigrants
  • Socioeconomic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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