- Author: medicaresearchinstitute.org by Dr. Glenn Flores
Latinos are the largest racial and ethnic group in the United States, and they comprise two-thirds of Americans with limited English proficiency (LEP). Language and Latino subgroup data are critical for public health and social justice, but are not routinely collected.
Dr. Glenn Flores, Distinguished Chair of Health Policy Research at the Medica Research Institute, addresses these issues in the Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities in the article, "Getting the Data Right for Latinos: Appropriate Language and Subgroup Data are Critical for Public Health and Social Justice."
In the piece, Dr. Flores examines:
- LEP prevalence among U.S. Latinos
- How language...
- Author: Pewresearch.org by Jens Manuel Krogstad, Jeffrey s. Passel and D’vera Cohn
For the first time, the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. was lower in 2015 than it was at the end of the Great Recession in 2009. The origin countries of unauthorized immigrants also shifted during that time, with the number from Mexico declining and the number from other regions rising, according to the latest Pew Research Center estimates.
Here are five facts about the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S.
There were 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2015, a small but statistically significant decline from the Center's estimate of...
- Author: EdSource By David Verdugo, executive director of the California Latino Superintendents Association (CALSA)
The need to support Latino students has never been more critical.
As families struggle, so do students. Our negative and uncertain times strike directly at children's ability to focus on academics and forces them to face enormous social and emotional pressures — at times without hope.
Across the United States and in our home state of California, leaders from district superintendents to elected and civic leaders must step up to support the many students and families who are suffering from increased intimidation, hostility, and even violence brought on by our changing political climate. We must be champions of the idea that all students have a legal right to an education, regardless of any differences.
- Author: PewResearchCenter.org By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn
For most of the past half-century, adults in the U.S. Baby Boom generation – those born after World War II and before 1965 – have been the main driver of the nation's expanding workforce. But as this large generation heads into retirement, the increase in the potential labor force will slow markedly, and immigrants will play the primary role in the future growth of the working-age population (though they will remain a minority of it).
The number of adults in the prime working ages of 25 to 64 – 173.2 million in 2015 – will rise to 183.2 million in 2035, according to Pew Research Center projections. That total growth of 10 million over two decades will be lower than the total...
- Author: Frontiers in Psychology by Eleonora Rossi, Michele Diaz, Judith F. Kroll, & Paola E. Dussias
New research shows late bilinguals are sensitive to unique aspects of second language
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: “Mary apple eats her delicious.” For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn't seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across.
It has always been thought that, when adults learn a second language, they face this problem because the grammar of other languages doesn't necessarily match their native language. But, a new study reveals that adults are...