ERIC Number: ED022589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Negroes and Mexican Americans in South and East Los Angeles, Changes between 1960 and 1965 in Population, Employment, Income, and Family Status: An Analysis of a Special U.S. Census Survey of November 1965.
California State Dept. of Industrial Relations, San Francisco. Fair Employment Practices Commission.
A special survey of South Los Angeles (predominantly Negro) and East Los Angeles (predominantly Mexican-American) was taken by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in November, 1965, and the results were compared with 1960 census statistics. Although total population declined in both areas, further "ghettoization" took place as percentages of major culture groups increased. Housing conditions and family status deteriorated in both areas. Increases were shown in women heads of households and children living in one-parent homes. Unemployment rates decreased slightly, but not in keeping with the nationwide drop in unemployment. Although median family income increased slightly in both areas, purchasing power fell significantly at a time when real income in both the nation and the west increased. In addition to widespread problems of education and job preparation, cultural discrimination was a major problem in South and East Los Angeles. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Industrial Relations, San Francisco. Fair Employment Practices Commission.
Identifiers: Bureau of the Census; California; California (Los Angeles)