ERIC Number: ED107411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Selected Socio-Economic Characteristics of Ethnic Minorities Based on the 1970 Census. Volume I: Americans of Spanish Origin.
RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Persons of Spanish Origin are the second largest minority group in the United States. In 1970, they numbered 9.1 million people; 2.4 million of whom were in poverty. These 9.1 million persons are a diverse group of people, from divergent areas of the world, and of different national backgrounds. The separate Spanish groups were designated by the 1970 Census as the: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Central and South Americans, and Other Spanish (those persons whose families originated directly from Spain or were living in this country prior to 1848). Selected data from the 1970 U.S. Census on persons of Spanish Origin was analyzed in this report. Detailed socioeconomic information on the 3 largest Spanish subgroups in the U.S.--Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans--was obtained from U.S. Census Bureau publications based on tabulations from the 1970 Census. The analysis of national and local data focused on such characteristics as immigration and in-migration, geographic and age distributions, nativity, family sturucture, education, employment, income, and poverty. Data from selected local areas was analyzed to highlight only those situations where local data varied markedly from or were otherwise notable in comparison to the national picture. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.