Edward E. Telles

University of California, Los Angeles

Research Initiative:

Edward Telles, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, will work on a book that examines intergenerational change in ethnic identity and socio-economic mobility among Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and San Antonio between 1965 and 2000. Using a longitudinal data set covering four generations of Mexican Americans, Telles will examine how applicable previous theories about immigrant assimilation are to Mexican Americans, whose skin color and educational attainment are vastly different than the Europeans after whom the theories were designed.


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