- Author: HispanicBusiness.com
As the Hispanic population increases across the U.S., its influence is reaching deep into American culture. It's even changing what non-Hispanic whites are naming their children, as reported by HispanicBusiness.com. Among the most popular names are Ernesto, Maria and Miguel.
According to baby-naming website Belly Ballot, Hispanic names will surge among whites through 2014. There are strong indications of white parents selecting
- Author: University of Southern California news by Merrill Balassone
Even among those attending the top performing high schools in California, nearly half of Latinos choose to attend community college after graduation, a new analysis by the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California shows.
The findings suggest that these young people are far more likely to attend community college than their peers from any other ethnic groups. Among graduates of public high schools that ranked in the top 10 percent statewide, 46 percent of Latinos enrolled at a community college, as compared to 27...
- Author: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Despite steady declines in soda consumption, 60 percent of children ages two to five years continue to eat fast food at least once a week, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Brief.
Among young Latino children, the rate is 70 percent; overall, one in ten young children eats three or more fast food meals per week. The majority of children also fall short of the state standard on fruit and vegetable consumption, with only 57 percent of parents reporting that their child ate at least five fruit and vegetable servings the previous day. Asian children have the lowest levels of fruit and vegetable consumption, and both...
- Author: Journalism Center on Children and Families
Even though recent research shows that children of immigrants in high school perform well and often outperform their peers with U.S.-born parents, the opposite is true for young children, according to a report by Migration Policy Institute. Elementary-age children of immigrants face more health risks and educational challenges that could strongly affect their futures.
Early childhood education and elementary school readiness is a source of concern for many children of immigrants, the report says. These children are often at a disadvantage because they have not had access to childcare or preschool. As a...
- Author: National Council of La Raza
National Council of La Raza (NCLR ) released a report entitled “Latino Financial Access and Inclusion in California.” The report’s findings were based on an NCLR survey of over 1,000 California Latinos, focusing on levels of financial engagement.
Latinos continue to be among the most unbanked ethnic minorities in the United States. The report highlights the challenges confronted by the unemployed, differences in financial engagement by citizenship status and the use of bank technology by participants.
The report found an important link between naturalization...