- Author: AbastoMedia.com by Eva Gonzalez
Millennials are more “multicultural” than any previous generation. In the U.S., approximately 40% of the generation identify as Hispanic, African-American or Asian American. And over a quarter of all U.S. Millennials are first- or second-generation immigrants—many of whom have strong ties to their global origins.
This diversity is shifting their attitudes—71% of all Millennials say they appreciate the influence of other cultures on American way of life. It's also shaping their consumer habits—from brand loyalty and product purchasing to language and
Spending growth by Hispanics outpaced that of other demographic groups in Houston between 2009 and 2014, a researcher on Wednesday told some 450 business professionals interested in learning how a growing Latino community is shaping the city's economic and political spheres.
"We want to make sure that Houstonians understand that Hispanics are spending billions of dollars in this city," added Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Consumer spending among Houston's Hispanics increased 44 percent to $52.75 billion in 2014 and is expected to top $175 billion by 2034, according to data presented by Mitzi Fleissner, research director for Telemundo Houston.
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- Author: AARP by Jean Accius
America, as we know it, is changing. There were 55 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, accounting for 17.3 percent of the total population. This population will more than double to over 110 million and, as a group, Hispanics will account for 21 percent of the U.S population age 65 and older by 2060. These demographic changes have important implications for meeting the needs and preferences for individuals who need long-term services and supports (LTSS) — assistance with self-care and household tasks — and supporting family caregivers who provide the bulk of this care.
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Energy efficiency in cities is more than an environmental issue for low-income Latinos and other urban minorities: it could help stretched family budgets.
When it comes to those with the least means to pay for daily and monthly necessities, a lack of energy efficiency in America's major cities presents a disproportionate economic burden on low-income urban communities, as a recent report found.
The report, published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition, found in a review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas that the economic burden of energy costs on low-income households can be up to three...
Bilinguals use and learn language in ways that change their minds and brains, which has consequences -- many positive, according to Judith F. Kroll, a Penn State cognitive scientist.
"Recent studies reveal the remarkable ways in which bilingualism changes the brain networks that enable skilled cognition, support fluent language performance and facilitate new learning," said Kroll, Distinguished Professor, psychology, linguistics and women's studies.
Researchers have shown that the brain structures and networks of bilinguals are different from those of monolinguals. Among other things, the changes help bilinguals to speak in the intended language -- not to mistakenly speak in the "wrong" language.