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Published in SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY 64:3 (September 1983), pp. 460-475. Copyright University of Texas Press


Earlier conclusions of "no significant bias" for teacher expectations have been based on regression analyses of occupational continua. In contrast, this paper utilizes discriminant techniques to demonstrate significant categorical differences for Anglo, Hispanic, black, and Asian students, based upon sex, ethnicity, and SES, which reflect the segmented structure of the labor market. Occupational expectations of teachers cluster around traditional dimensions of "male" and "female" occupational categories, showing significant differentiation by ethnicity as well.

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