- Author: Fox News Latino By Soni Sangha
Birth rates among Latinas are at an all-time low, piquing the attention of demographers and sociologists.
“The intensity of the drop, particularly of Hispanics and immigrants, is very striking,” said Gretchen Livingston, senior researcher from Pew Research Center.
What is so intriguing, they say, is that the numbers go beyond the economy's dip and seem to correlate – at least in part – to a growing prosperity among Latinos.
“There is a stereotype that Latinos have these extraordinary large families and that Latinas have many more children than other groups,” said Jody Aguis Vallejo, a sociology professor at the University of Southern California. “This is a false...
White and Asian students continue to do better on test than black and Latino students, says the U.S. Department of Education. This information, which comes from the government's 2015 Nation's Report Card, shows a long-lasting education gap between racial groups in the United States.
Here are two examples from the 2015 Nation's Report Card:
In 2015, white students scored 32 points higher than black students on mathematics tests, on average.
Both examples show the scores of Grade 8 students. Grade 8 is the year before students begin high school in the US.
Why do White and Asian students do better on tests?
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco is an education professor at the University of California Los...
People often immigrate to a new country to seek a better life for their children. In their new country, immigrant children very often show rapid upward mobility. But immigrants are very far from being a homogenous group, arriving with very different levels of education, skills, and economic resources. So how are the children of one particular group—Hispanic immigrants—doing?
The answer to that question hinges on the point of comparison.
Hispanic children fare quite badly in the U.S. compared to other Americans
One way to look at how second generation immigrants are faring is to compare them to other groups in the U.S., including whites. Through this lens a familiar picture can...
Luis and Miriam Sierra are originally from Colombia, but they've lived in New York City for decades. About ten years ago, Miriam began to show symptoms of Alzheimer's.
“It's necessary to help her with everything: bathing her, dressing her, feeding her,” said her husband, Luis Sierra. “It's very hard.”
Latinos are the fastest growing group of people 65 and older in the U.S. today. And the number of elderly Latinos with dementia is growing, too. Already, there aren't enough bilingual, bicultural services to go around. That means increasingly, Latinos are going to have to...
The name Napa Valley conjures iconic images of vines, majestic chateaus and a gastronomic paradise. The concentration of talent, vines and a near-perfect climate have made it a mecca for winemakers and wine drinkers alike. As you drive up Highway 29 or over onto the Silverado trail, there is a dizzying array of wineries, one after the other.
With such a high concentration of wineries, it seems impossible to be noticed and easy to be lost in a sea of phenomenal producers. But there is a group of winemakers in Napa that is gaining recognition for serious wines with great history and stories.
In the vineyards, much of the work is done by a Hispanic workforce. A number of today's top vineyard managers are the second...