- Author: Latino Fox News
Latinos poverty rates climbed to 28 percent after the government took into account safety-net programs such as food stamps and housing, which have lower participation among immigrants and non-English speakers.
The numbers released by the Census Bureau, and reported by LatinoFoxNews, are part of a newly developed supplemental poverty measure that provides a fuller picture of poverty that the government believes can be used to assess safety-net programs by factoring in living expenses and taxpayer-provided benefits that the official formula leaves out.
Based on the revised formula, the number of poor people...
- Author: UC Berkeley School of Public Health
As the largest immigrant group in the U.S., Mexican immigrants and their descendants are changing the demography of the nation. Mexican immigrant and Mexican origin youth ages 12-29 are a key part of this change. They are generally healthy. It is expected that they will live their productive adult years in the U.S. contributing to the social and economic well-being of a nation which has always been highly dependent on its immigrants. It is estimated that about the same proportion of today’s U.S. population is immigrant as was the case a century ago. These are some of the findings from Migration and Health: Young Mexican Immigrants in the...
- Author: USA Today, Haya El Nasser
A Bureau of the Census brief shows a rising trend of grandparents, children and grandchildren living in the same home. According to researchers, this rise is fueled largely by hard times, the increase in Hispanics and other immigrants, and cultural preferences.
Multigenerational households are more likely to be in areas where immigrants live with relatives and in places where housing costs are so high that families are doubling up, according to the state-by-state Census brief. Non-Hispanic white families make up the smallest share of these households — 3.7 percent compared with more than 10 percent Hispanic and...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
The FAM Study (Familia Americana Moderna) released by Telemundo Media explores the evolution of the Latino family and its impact on television viewing habits and family influence on purchase decisions in key categories.
The study, conducted among over 1,000 Latino adults 18+, also provides a better understanding of the multi-family and extended family phenomenon and explores the role of culture and the situational and selective preference for the use of Spanish.
Findings showed 86 percent of Latinos identified the “family” as core to their Latino identity; 81 percent said...
- NDP news release: Myriam Grajales-Hall
U.S. Hispanics, particularly those foreign-born and Spanish-language dominant, claim to know more about nutrition than most people, but define nutrition in terms of quality as well as quantity, according to The NPD Group, a market research company. Filling and eating everything on-a-plate conveys that a person “eats well” and a nutritious meal was served, which is a symbol of good health among Spanish-language dominant and foreign-born U.S. Hispanics, according to insights shared in a