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ERIC Number: ED358179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
America's Minorities--The Demographics of Diversity.
O'Hare, William P.
Population Bulletin, v47 n4 Dec 1992
The four largest racial and ethnic minorities--African Americans, Hispanics, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians--accounted for 25 percent of the U.S. population in 1992. By 2050, these minorities may account for 47 percent of the U.S. population. The U.S. minority population is also becoming more diverse because of high rates of immigration, a younger age structure, and higher fertility among some minority groups. This report compares the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of these four racial and ethnic minorities with each other and with the majority non-Hispanic white population. While, on average, minorities tend to lag behind whites on most measures of success, there are many who are achieving college degrees, high-status jobs, and high incomes. The increasing numbers of minorities will continue to add racial and ethnic diversity to our national character--and may prompt a reassessment of race and minority status. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Birth Rate, Cultural Differences, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Population Growth, Racial Composition, Racial Differences, Whites
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Identifiers - Location: United States