ERIC Number: ED082917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Latino Life and Social Needs: A Detroit Survey for the Latin American Secretariat of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Lebeaux, Charles N.; Salas, Gumecindo
During 1972, a study was conducted for the Latin American Secretariat, Archdiocese of Detroit on the social service needs of the Latino population in the Detroit area. The study included surveys of the (1) services available to Chicano migrant laborers, especially "dropouts from the migrant stream"; and (2) agencies providing (or not providing) services, rather than a study of the social conditions and needs of Latino people. Data were collected through a home interview survey, an agency survey, and the 1970 United States Census. The purpose of the home interview survey was to obtain information from Latino people on their knowledge of social service programs, their use of such programs, and their need for social services. Data were obtained from 177 households in the Detroit area. In the agency survey, the data pertained to the number of Latino clients, physical accessibility of service, provisions for the Spanish speaking, extent of agency orientation to the community, and number and functions of Latino employees. Findings of the home survey are reported in the paper. Topics include demographic data, language abilities and problems, migrant stream dropouts, income status, problems of children and youth, employment and work adjustment, health and health care patterns, and views on housing. (NQ)
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Authoring Institution: New Detroit, Inc., MI.; Archdiocese of Detroit, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)