The Long-Run Impacts of Mexican American School Desegregation
This study conducted a quantitative analysis to understand the impact of ending legal segregation of Mexican American schoolchildren in the United States, specifically focusing on the 1947 Mendez v. Westminster court decision. The study examined its effects on the long-term educational achievements of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic White individuals in California. By comparing individuals across different counties and birth cohorts, they found that Hispanic students who experienced desegregation had significantly higher educational attainment.
Antman, Francisca M., and Kalena E. Cortes. 2023. “The Long-Run Impacts of Mexican American School Desegregation.” Journal of Economic Literature, 61 (3): 888-905.