ERIC Number: ED263227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-21
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Hispanics and Hispanic Women in New York State.
Rodriguez, C. E.
A study of 1980 Census data revealed the following about the position of Hispanics, and particularly Hispanic women, in New York State: (1) Hispanics are growing rapidly in size and political significance, with their population rising 23% in New York and 61.02% nationally; (2) the young age and high fertility rates of Hispanics guarantee that they will grow faster than any other ethnic group for several decades; (3) Hispanic families have significantly lower median incomes than Whites and Blacks in New York State; (4) more Hispanics live in poverty than do other groups, and this is especially true of Puerto Rican families; (5) female Hispanics with children are the most in need, having a median income that is only 43% of the comparable White group's income; (6) relatively fewer Hispanic than Black or White women are in the labor force; (7) working Hispanic women tend to have jobs with low pay and no futures; (8) Hispanic representation in industrial growth sectors needs to be increased; and (9) government, particularly State government, employs proportionally fewer Hispanic than White and Black women. These findings suggest some directions for State policy. First, the number of Hispanic women in the State workforce should be increased. Second, the utilization of preschool services by Hispanics should be researched and impediments to usage should be corrected. Third, a finer analysis of income differentials between Hispanics and Whites should be conducted and ways should be found to increase the median incomes of Hispanics. And finally, Hispanic political representation must be increased. (This report concludes with 14 statistical tables). (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York