ERIC Number: ED231579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
The Hispanic Population of the United States: An Overview. A Report Prepared for the Subcommittee on Census and Population. U.S. House of Representatives, 98th Congress, 1st Session. Committee Print 98-7.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Utilizing census data primarily accumulated prior to the 1980 Census, the report provides a demographic profile of Hispanics in the United States. The 10 chapters examine and report findings in 4 key policy areas: education, employment, health; and housing. Information covers such topics as regional distribution of Hispanics; age; income; educational access and achievement; private and public elementary and high school enrollment; students' geographic location; postsecondary education enrollment; language characteristics; the language barrier; the Bilingual Education Act; evaluation of Title VII (Elementary and Secondary Education Act); state efforts to improve educational access; state appropriations; the National Assessment of Educational Progress Study; American Institutes for Research (AIR) report; the Children's English and Services Study; Hispanic participation in the U.S. labor market; changes in the Hispanic labor force; relative unemployment; employment; occupational distribution; historical employment trends; employment problems (education, duration of and reasons for unemployment); access to and utilization of the health care system; and Hispanic housing (physical adequacy, affordability, tenure, location, displacement, and discrimination). Forty-one key court decisions in the four policy areas are reviewed, e.g., Lau v. Nichols, University of California Regents v. Bakke, Gomez v. Pima County, Espinoza v. Farah Manufacturing Co., Guerra v. Bexar County Hospital District, and Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Department Corp. (NQA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Census Figures, Court Litigation, Demography, Educational Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Enrollment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Health, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Housing Discrimination, Labor Force, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, State Action, Use Studies
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers: United States