ERIC Number: ED274734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Ford Foundation Task Force on Statistical Policy and Data Needs for Hispanic Studies. Final Report.
Tienda, Marta; Evanson, Elizabeth
Presented is the final report of an evaluation of statistical reporting systems which affect the adequacy and availability of data about Hispanics in the United States. The report proper consists of an introduction, an explanation of study goals and methods and summaries, with major conclusions and recommendation, of the reports of the subcommittees on population and housing, employment and discrimination, immigration, education, health and vital statistics, and criminal justice. The full text of these reports is provided in six appendixes which make up the bulk of the document. Primary recommendations of the study are: (1) funds should be provided to make needed design changes in the Current Population Survey (CPS) and a one-time supplement to the survey should then be conducted; (2) the CPS supplement should address specific questions concerning how the characteristics of employers and employees influence discrimination against Hispanics; (3) a longitudinal study of socioeconomic conditions affecting a cohort of immigrants and refugees should be instituted; (4) a pilot project should be established to relate the educational experiences of Hispanics to the nature of their school curricula, teacher characteristics, and immediate environment; (5) the quality of vital records used in states with large Hispanic populations should be evaluated; (6) research on the importance of reporting Hispanic ethnicity on all vital statistics records should be undertaken; (7) a national workshop for Hispanic health services researchers should be organized and funded; and (8) the Ford Foundation should consider funding several regional clearinghouses to collect data on Hispanics and criminal justice. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.