ERIC Number: ED028856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
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Mexican-Americans: Problems and Prospects.
Moore, Joan W.
Comprising the second largest minority group in the United States, 87% of the Mexican American population live in five states in the Southwest. Characterized by a high birth rate, continuous immigration, and low income, the Mexicqn American population is an increasing source of concern in a welfare-oriented society. Educational attainment levels reveal significant differences between Mexican Americans and Anglo Americans, between rural and urban Mexican Americans, and between the native-born and foreign-born. State statistics conceal important local variations in schooling. Problems of the Mexican American are poverty, a high dependency ratio, unemployment, poor housing, inadequate public services, segregated schools, nonparticipation in political life, and a high rate of school delinquency. Policy implications include increasing communication between Mexican Americans and other poverty segments, designing programs of local distinctiveness to overcome local isolation, and training and retraining of non-Mexican American personnel working with this population. (JH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.