The Hispanic population in the United States has grown rapidly over the past few decades and continues to do so. In 2014, nearly 17 percent of the population was Latino, almost double what it was in 1990. By 2050, Latinos are projected to be one in four of all individuals in the United States, making up 26 percent of the general population. As the Latino population continues to grow, it has become increasingly diverse across a range of individual characteristics, including nativity status, country of origin, and, among immigrants, citizenship status.
The communities in which Hispanics live are also increasingly diverse, both in location and character. The characteristics of the communities in which Latino children and families...
- Author: TheAtlantic.com by Maura Ewing
Researchers often struggle with language barriers and low response rates among these voters.
It is not easy to accurately poll any population, but Latinos in the U.S. appear to pose specific challenges. “There is an art and a science to polling in Latino communities,” says Lourdes Torres, the director of special projects at Univision. There seem to be three major obstacles to effectively polling this fast-growing voting population (66,000 Latinos becoming eligible to vote every month).
First, there's language.
- Author: UCR Today by Sarah Nightingale
A new analysis of recently available Census data finds that businesses owned by Hispanics are being created at a significantly faster pace than ‘total' businesses in the United States, California and the Inland Southern California region – bucking a trend of diminished business formation during the recession and post-recession years.
The study, released today by the UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at the School of Business Administration, examines data from the U.S Census Bureau's newest Survey of Business Owners, which is published once every five years and provides the most current snapshot of the nation's...
- Author: LatinPost.com
A national study was recently conducted and delved into the health patterns and attitudes of young Hispanic adults, or more specifically, millenials. The results showed that there are huge differences in the way Latinos born in the United States perceive health, compared to their counterparts born abroad.
Houston Chronicle wrote that the new study, dubbed “The Hispanic Millenial Study,” was unveiled in Houston, which cited several differences between Latinos born in the U.S. and those born abroad. For example, Latinos living in the U.S. had described health as a state of happiness,...
- Author: Goodcall.com by Monica Harvin
One in five women living in the U.S. is Latina, and by 2060, this is expected to increase to a third of the U.S. female population. In public schools across the country, Latinas account for about 25 percent of female students. But, in states like California, Texas, and New Mexico, these numbers are even larger, with Latinas accounting for more than 50 percent of school-age girls.
For higher education, these figures hold significant meaning, as colleges and universities enroll more young Latinas. A report released by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics shows...