ERIC Number: ED393959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Hispanic Americans: A Look Back, A Look Ahead (Hispanic Americanos: Una Mirada Hacia Atras, Una Mirada Hacia Adelante).
Hodgkinson, Harold L.; Outtz, Janice Hamilton
Hispanic Americans are diverse, but researchers are often limited by available data that do not highlight their diversity. This report presents information about the total Hispanic American population, along with data on the largest subgroups that make up that total. Good and bad news about Hispanics is presented using data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census to describe them in terms of origins, families, access to jobs and education, population diversity, immigration, geographical distributions, and other demographic characteristics. Also included are data on the states and cities in which Hispanics live and information about how the Hispanic population has changed demographically. The report concludes with a discussion of the major issues facing Hispanic Americans, including family changes, undereducation, employment, income disparity and poverty, migrant groups, the rise of the Hispanic middle class, and voting patterns. Appendixes present four tables of demographic profile information, and four figures charting supplementary data. (Contains 4 text tables, 3 text figures, and 32 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Census Figures, Cultural Differences, Demography, Educational Attainment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Futures (of Society), Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Income, Poverty, Profiles, Social Class
Publications Department, Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.