The Latino Eligibility Study, began in 1992 and was
created to develop a clear understanding of the issues associated with the rate
of Latino enrollment in higher education. It examined and assessed existing
research and programs within and outside the University of California system and
it expanded its understanding of the issues through acquisition of new data. The
Latino Eligibility Study recommended policies, programs and other actions
designed to improve future eligibility for Latinos in higher
This collection of papers and documents was assembled by Dr.
Aida Hurtado of the University of California Santa Barbara for a Latino
Eligibility Survey monograph.
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errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center
Aida Hurtado's research focuses on the effects of subordination on social
identity, the part of the self that is related to significant group memberships.
She is especially interested in those group memberships (e.g., ethnicity, race,
class, and gender) that are derogated in this society and are used to legitimate
unequal distribution of power between groups. Her multidisciplinary
perspective has emerged from the social psychological literature on social
identity and language attitudes, the methodological literature on surveys, and
feminist theory. She uses a variety of methods ranging from ethnography to
survey research, which is the core of her training.Aída Hurtado
is currently Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa
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