ERIC Number: ED316355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Hispanic Population in the United States: March 1988.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n438 Jul 1989
This report presents data from the March 1988 Current Population Survey on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Hispanic population of the United States, including age, sex, marital status, educational attainment, school enrollment, fertility, voting and registration, employment status, family composition and size, income, and poverty status. Data on educational attainment show 11.7% of Hispanic males, age 25 and over, completing less than 5 years of school compared to 2.6% of the total population. Fifty-two percent of Hispanic males completed 4 years of high school or more compared to 76.4% of the total population. Only 12% of Hispanic males completed 4 years of college or more, while 24% of the total population attained this much education. Relative percentages for females were very similar. Tables also show years of school completed by age, sex, and type of Hispanic origin and current educational enrollment. For those of Hispanic origin of both sexes, ages 3 to 34 years, 47.8% were enrolled in school in October, 1986, compared to 48.2% for those of non-Hispanic origin. The report includes five charts and 36 tables. Appendices discuss definitions, data sources, and the accuracy of estimates. (DHP)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Cubans, Demography, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Family Characteristics, Hispanic Americans, Income, Mexican Americans, Population Growth, Population Trends, Poverty, Puerto Ricans, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Inference, Tables (Data), Unemployment
Superintendent of documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.