ERIC Number: ED368847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanics in the Labor Force: A Chartbook.
This report provides data on Hispanic representation within the U.S. workforce in such areas as administrative, professional, and sales as well as in the service industry, farming, law enforcement, manufacturing, and transportation. In addition, various fact sheets are provided that present specific labor force status numbers, earnings, and educational information. Overall, when compared to other minorities Hispanics are a relatively young population, have lower educational attainment, have much lower family incomes, and are underrepresented in many high-prestige occupations. A notable portion of Hispanics have no formal education beyond the fifth grade. With the exception of Black females, 18- and 19-year-old Hispanics are the least likely of all groups to be in school; Hispanics are much less likely to complete high school compared to non- Hispanics, and they are almost twice as likely as Whites to dropout. Because of their lower educational levels, Hispanics are concentrated in low-wage work. In terms of overall income, Hispanics are more than twice as likely to be poor as non-Hispanics, e.g., Hispanic children in 1992 were more likely than White children to be living in poverty, but not as likely as Blacks. Information sheets provide educational, labor force status, and income data on various subgroups within the Hispanic population. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.