ERIC Number: ED427876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
One in Three: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Facing Hispanic Families in Arizona.
Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
By the year 2025, one in every three Arizonans will be Hispanic. This report presents statistical information on the demographic profile of Arizona's Hispanic population, on Hispanics and employment trends, and on Hispanic access to services. The report also contains a discussion of action steps to help Hispanics strengthen their chances for success. Much of the data in the report indicate negative trends for Arizona's Hispanics. In 1990, Hispanic children were three times more likely to be poor than non-Hispanic White children. During the mid 1990s, 28 percent of Hispanic working families in Arizona were poor, compared to 10 percent of non-Hispanic White families. Although the employment rate for Hispanics in Arizona is higher than for White non-Hispanics, Hispanics have lower incomes compared to the statewide population. The Hispanic dropout rate is almost twice that of Whites; a relatively high proportion of Hispanics have no health care coverage and suffer from poor health; Hispanics have lower rates of citizenship and lower rates of English proficiency than other ethnic groups; and Hispanic teenagers are more likely to have babies than Arizona teens in general. The report recommends three strategies to address these problems: (1) promote healthy parenting and family stability before children start school; (2) help Hispanics achieve higher levels of education and training; and (3) enhance Hispanics' access to services already available. (EV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona