Hsin's research focuses on immigration, race/ethnicity, and higher education. She serves on the editorial board of Sociology of Education and is a founding member of Code Blue, a national grassroots organization working on electoral politics.
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Estimates the effect of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the educational attainment of undocumented college students.
Tests the two assumptions underlying popularly held notions that maternal employment negatively affects children because it reduces time spent with parents: (1) that maternal employment reduces children's time with parents, and (2) that time with parents affects child outcomes.
Examines the relative role of cognitive skills, work ethic and family SES in explaining Asian American achievement.