ERIC Number: ED073221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of the Population by Ethnic Origin, November 1969. Population Characteristics: Current Population Reports, Series P-20, Number 221, April 30, 1971.
Seraile, Elmore J.; And Others
This report is based on a sample survey conducted as a supplement to the November 1969 Current Population Survey. An earlier report, based on the same survey, focused on persons of specific types of Spanish origin. The present report shows similar characteristics--mother tongue, language usually spoken in the home, educational attainment, employment status, occupation group, and income--for persons who identified themselves as of English, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish origin. Characteristics are also shown for "all others" combined; this group consists largely of persons of other European origin (some of whom were identified as of more than one origin), Negroes, American Indians, and persons of Asian origin. The data in this report and in the report on persons of Spanish origin are the first that have been presented on the basis of questions that ask for self-identification of the person's origin or descent. Previously ethnic origin had to be inferred from information on place of birth, country of origin, mother tongue, surname, etc. The data shown in this report were derived from detailed tabulations of the replies to the questions on origin or descent, on birthplace, language, and literacy asked in the November 1969 Current Population Survey. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Bilingualism, Census Figures, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Family Income, Immigrants, Literacy, National Surveys, Population Trends, Second Languages, Sex Differences
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.40)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.