ERIC Number: ED237604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Evaluation and Identification of Policy Issues in the Cuban Community.
Diaz, Guarione M., Ed.
The research described in this report identifies the major health, education, and welfare-related needs of Cuban Americans as defined by directors of Cuban community service organizations and Cuban beneficiary populations in the selected urban areas of Miami/Dade County, Union City/West New York, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Data from questionnaires administered to the samples are analyzed through use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Although the findings differ slightly from area to area, in general the findings are as follows: (1) In education, Cuban teachers are underrepresented in educational institutions, Cuban dropout rates are increasing, financial aid programs and bilingual education programs are being underutilized, and public child care is inadequate. (2) In the social services, language and transportation problems increase service problems. (3) Language barriers, cost, and location factors influence the use of health services; hypertension and nonalcholic cirrhosis rates are higher for Cubans than for other groups. Overall, the data show that, although Cubans as a group have adjusted quickly to American society, many Cubans experience the social difficulties and problems characteristic of immigrants. The research findings are related to recommendations intended to help the government develop policies or modify existing policies, toward the end of improving delivery of services to Cubans. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cuban National Planning Council, Inc., Miami, FL.
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