A Modern Examination of Marcus Goldsteins Mexican Immigrant Population Data: Comparisons of Mexican-born and U.S.-born Children and Adults Living in 1930s America and Mexico
Modern statistical methods were employed in order to test the statistical validity and conclusions of Marcus Goldsteins (1943) original data consisting of nineteen different anthropometric measurements on two different groups of individuals, Mexican immigrants and their children residing in the San Antonio, Texas area and Mexican natives living in central and northern Mexico. Using independent samples T-tests, an analysis of covariance, and an RMET analysis, significant differences among variables compared between Mexican natives and Mexican immigrants and their U.S. born children were identified and interpreted. Variation was attributed to geographical location and length of time spent in the United States. Plasticity of the human skeleton, specifically cranial measurements, were observed.
Advisor:Dr. Noriko Seguchi, PhD; Dr. Christiane VonReichert, PhD; Dr. Ashley McKeown, PhD
School:The University of Montana
School Location:USA - Montana
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:09/19/2007