ERIC Number: ED452306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Moving up the Economic Ladder: Latino Workers and the Nation's Future Prosperity. State of Hispanic America, 1999.
Perez, Sonia M., Ed.
This collection of papers looks at the employment status of the U.S. Hispanic population, a significant and growing segment of the nation's labor force. It analyzes characteristics of Latino workers, including educational attainment by Hispanic subgroups, work experience and skills, and computer literacy. The eight papers are: (1) "What Latino Workers Bring to the Labor Market: How Human Capital Affects Employment Outcomes" (Marcelo Siles and Sonia M. Perez); (2) "What a Latino Worker Finds in the U.S. Labor Market" (Rebecca Morales); (3) "Latino Unemployment: Current Issues and Future Concerns" (Jorge Chapa and Craig Wacker); (4) "Latino Immigrants in the Labor Force: Trends and Labor Market Issues" (Guillermo J. Grenier and Peter Cattan); (5) "Compensation for the Latino Worker" (Cordeila W. Reimers); (6) "Benefit Coverage for Latino and Latina Workers" (Richard Santos and Patricia Seitz); (7) "Closing the Social Mismatch: Lessons from the Latino Experience" (Edwin Melendez and Luis M. Falcon); and (8) "The Impact of Latino Workers on the U.S. Economy: Implications for Effective Employment Policy" (Sonia M. Perez and Charles K. Kamasaki). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.