ERIC Number: ED227680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Ancestry and Language in the United States: November 1979. Current Population Reports, Special Studies. Series P-23. No. 116.
Levin, Michael J.; Sweet, Nancy S.
Information on the ancestry, languages, and literacy of the U.S. population based on data collected by the Bureau of the Census in 1979 is reported. Items surveyed include ancestry, country of birth of the individual and parents, citizenship, year of immigration, native language, language spoken in the home, ability to speak English, and ability to read and write any language. Eleven tables provide data on 49 ancestry groups by age and sex; selected social and economic characteristics of ancestry groups; language use and ability by age group; and literacy by age, race, nativity, and parentage. Appendices provide definitions and a discussion of the source and reliability of estimates. (RW)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, English, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Language Skills, Language Usage, Literacy, Racial Differences, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.