ERIC Number: ED250422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Condition of Hispanics in America Today. Presented at the Hearings of the Subcommittee on Census and Population, House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
This document presents a statistical overview of current demographic and socioeconomic data on Hispanics, as well as on major demographic changes during the last decade. Brief textual interpretations accompany each of 23 tables. In summary, the data show a fast-growing, young, active and diverse population closing some gaps in social and economic status with the overall population. In areas such as education, labor force participation, and business ownership, Hispanics have shown improvement. On the other hand, unemployment and poverty rates have risen, and cash income levels have fallen in recent years. A discussion of the source and reliability of the data is included, as well as an index of Census Bureau reports containing data on persons of Spanish origin. (KH)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Hispanic Americans, Population Trends, Social Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.