ERIC Number: ED289941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Demographics of the Hispanic Family.
McKay, Emily Gantz
Hispanics will become the largest United States minority population sometime early in the next century. A problem that arises with attempts to provide Hispanic people with better opportunities is the lack of adequate data on Hispanic socioeconomic status. Those data which do exist focus on problems of the individual, yet one of the greatest strengths of the Hispanic community is its strong supportive family structure. This report presents the changing demographic status of Hispanic families and projects social trends for the next century. The major findings are: (1) Hispanics are more likely to live in multigenerational families than other Americans; (2) inadequate income is a major problem; (3) large families and those headed by females are especially likely to be poor; and (4) as the proportion of Hispanics grows in the United States population, the status of these families is more of a matter for concern. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. Office of Research Advocacy and Legislation.