ERIC Number: ED256833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of New Hispanic Immigrants to New York City: A Comparison of Puerto Rican and Non-Puerto Rican Hispanics.
Mann, Evelyn S.; Salvo, Joseph J.
Hispanic Research Center Research Bulletin, v8 n1-2 Jan-Apr 1985
Data from the 1980 Census were used in a study of the major demographic and socioeconomic differences between Puerto Ricans and "Other Hispanics" (excluding Cubans and Mexicans) residing in New York City. The research was conducted partly to understand whether the Puerto Rican population, with a much longer residence history in New York City, has achieved different socioeconomic characteristics than other, more recently arrived groups. Particular attention was paid to the Dominicans and Colombian populations, the largest of the "Other Hispanic" groups. Statistics were derived regarding: (1) nativity and year of immigration; (2) families by type and presence of children; (3) age and family composition; (4) number of children ever born per woman; (5) educational achievement; (6) language spoken at home; and (7) economic contrasts in family structure and economic position (income, labor force participation and unemployment, source of income, occupation and industry). In general, the 1980 Census suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the newer, Dominican migrants have not replaced Puerto Ricans on the lowest rung of the New York City economic ladder. Despite their lower levels of education, poorer English-speaking ability, and concentration in many of the same occupations, in 1980, Dominicans were doing better economically than Puerto Ricans. Nonetheless, the socioeconomic situation of married-couple Puerto Rican families offers promise for the group as a whole, with larger proportions of earners and incomes more on par with those of "Other Hispanics" and the city as a whole. (KH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Hispanic Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)