ERIC Number: ED342872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Hispanic Population in the United States: March 1991.
Garcia, Jesus M.; Montgomery, Patricia A.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n455 Oct 1991
This document presents data on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Hispanic origin population in the United States obtained through the March 1991 supplement to the Current Population Survey of the Bureau of the Census. Differences are highlighted in selected characteristics of Hispanic Americans compared between March 1991 and March 1983, the end of the last recessionary period, and the first year after the Census Bureau introduced Hispanic American population controls based on the 1980 Census. Some of the principal findings include the following: (1) the labor force participation rate of Hispanic origin males in March 1991 was higher than that of Non-Hispanic males; (2) the proportion of Hispanic Americans 25 years or older who had completed 4 years of high school or more was 51 percent in 1991, 5 percent higher than 1983; (3) the aggregate before tax money income of Hispanic American households in 1990 increased by 70 billion since 1982; (4) a higher proportion of Hispanic American families had incomes of $50,000 or more in 1990 than in 1982; (5) over one third of Hispanic American children were living in poverty; and (6) of all persons in poverty in 1990, the proportion who were children under 18 years old was larger for Hispanic Americans. The report includes two text tables, four graphs, and four detailed tables. Appendices contain definitions and explanations, information on data source and accuracy, and data collection instrument facsimiles. (JB)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Children, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Hispanic Americans, Population Trends, Poverty, Socioeconomic Status
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.