ERIC Number: ED355301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Puerto Ricans and Other Latinos in New York City Today: A Statistical Profile.
Institute for Puerto Rican Policy, New York, NY.
This pamphlet offers a profile of the Puerto Rican community and other Latinos in New York City based on recent census statistics. Noting the continued low socioeconomic conditions of this population, the pamphlet also points out recent gains in political representation. A discussion of population changes from 1980 to 1990 in New York City discusses the additional complexity in the city's heterogeneity. A review of government response to these changes notes low percentages of Puerto Rican and other Latinos employed by the City and describes a set-aside program currently in implementation. A discussion of education issues notes that in 1990, Puerto Ricans made up 35 percent of public school enrollment. However, of persons 25 years of age and older, Puerto Ricans have the lowest proportion with a high school diploma. The pamphlet describes organizations that have become more aggressive nationally in responding to the high and persistent levels of Puerto Rican poverty such as the National Puerto Rican Coalition and the Aspira National Association. A discussion of their activities notes several interesting developments in New York City, among them the increased number of Puerto Rican municipal officials, Puerto Rican City Council members, and Puerto Rican congresspersons. Despite these and other developments, however, the continuing marginalization of this population remains a matter of grave concern and much remains to be done, particularly in linking local efforts across the region for mutual support and growth. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Hispanic Americans, Low Income Groups, Political Power, Profiles, Public Schools, Puerto Ricans, Racial Discrimination, Racial Distribution, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Urban Problems
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Puerto Rican Policy, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York