ERIC Number: ED242855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Employment and Training Needs of Hispanics in Michigan. Socioeconomic Status.
Arce, Carlos H.; And Others
This report, part of a series on the employment and training needs of Hispanics in Michigan, is comprised of three papers. The first is an analysis of Michigan State data obtained from the 1980 census. The data indicate that: (1) Hispanics represent about 2 percent of Michigan's total population; (2) about 70 percent of these Hispanics are of Mexican origin; (3) the Hispanic population is much younger than the non-Hispanic population; (4) Hispanic households are significantly larger than non-Hispanic households; (5) Michigan Hispanics are still largely bilingual and have a low level of formal education; and (6) their economic position is midway between that of Whites and Blacks. The second paper provides a more detailed look at the Hispanic population of Adrian and Lenawee Counties, including the background of their arrival and settlement, present conflicts, and future problems and prospects. A number of policy recommendations are made. The third paper offers a similar analysis of Hispanics in the Greater Lansing area, including a profile of the area, employment and training programs currently in operation, a summary of responses to interviews, and respondent recommendations for action in the areas of education, public and private employment, and political action. Statistical data are presented in all three sections of the report. (CJM)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Economic Climate, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Hispanic Americans, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, State Programs
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Management and Budget, Lansing. Office of Management Practices.
Note: Prepared for the Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs. For related documents, see UD 023 527-528.