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ERIC Number: ED110254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-31
Pages: 27
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The Economic Condition of the Mexican-American.
Schmidt, Fred H.; Koford, Kenneth
Persons of Spanish heritage constitute the only minority in the United States whose numbers continue to grow through large-scale immigration. Mexican nationals, the "invisible people", incessantly infiltrate the U.S. population from Mexico. From 1939 through 1969, more than 7.4 million nationals entered the country unlawfully and were apprehended and expatriated to Mexico. Today there are 6.1 million persons of Spanish language in the Southwest. Most of these have lingering ties with Mexican culture or with Mexico itself. The Mexican American Study Project (University of California, Los Angeles) concluded that Mexican Americans, in 1960, stood considerably lower by every economic yardstick than did Anglos in the Southwest. Their situation is compounded by the Mexican nationals who come to work. The economic condition of Mexican Americans in the Southwest is examined in this essay. Changes since the mid-60's are discussed. The Mexican American Study Project is briefly reviewed. (NQ)
Not available separately, see RC 008 702
Publication Type: Books
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