Hispanics in the United States : a demographic, social, and economic history, 1980-2005 /

In 1980 the US government began to systematically collect data on Hispanics. By 2005 the Latino population of the United States had become the nation's largest minority and is projected to comprise about one-third of the total US population in 2050. Utilizing census data and other statistical s...

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Main Authors: Bergad, Laird W., 1948- (Author), Klein, Herbert S. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Immigration to the United States to 1980
  • The Hispanic population to 1980
  • Population growth and dispersion, 1980-2005
  • The demography of the Hispanic population
  • Wealth and poverty
  • Educational attainment
  • Citizenship, the Latino electorate, and voter participation
  • Occupational structures, employment, and unemployment
  • English language abilities and domestic usage
  • Hispanic business ownership
  • Race
  • Endogamous and exogamous marriage patterns among Latino household heads
  • Conclusion.