ERIC Number: ED337518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Life in the Industrial Heartland: A Profile of Latinos in the Midwest.
Santiago, Anne M.
The changing profile of the Latino population in the American Midwest, based primarily on recent Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census data, is summarized for policy makers and other interested parties. This report is intended as a reference and focal point for classroom discussion of regional social and public policy issues. A section on data source details the many sources of regional statistics beyond the major federal sources and also examines some of the problems involved with statistics on Latinos. The profile contains two regional maps, one indicating major metropolitan areas in the Great Lakes states and the other indicating the percentage of Hispanics by county in the Great Lakes states. Also included is a list of over 60 demographic highlights focusing on the following issues: (1) the changing demographic structure and growth of the Latino population; (2) changing nature of Latino families; (3) impact of economic restructuring on Latino participation in the labor force and growing economic inequality; (4) educational status of Latinos in light of post-industrial economic development; and (5) relationship between residential status and economic well-being. (JB)
Descriptors: Cultural Traits, Demography, Economic Change, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Family (Sociological Unit), Hispanic Americans, Metropolitan Areas, Place of Residence, Population Trends, Profiles, Public Policy, Regional Characteristics, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, United States History
Julain Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University, 513 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 (Pub. No. RR-02, $5.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Julian Samora Research Inst.