Pick up a brochure or go to nearly any college web site – private, public, community college – and the first images you're likely to see plenty of images of fresh-faced white kids (and perhaps a sprinkling of black and Asian teens), huddled in a lab or hanging on the quad, representing the student body on their campus.
Talk to anyone who studies demographics for a living, however, and they'll tell you those images are rooted in the past. Young people seeking higher education these days, they say, are less likely to be white or male, more likely to be Hispanic, may be the first person in their family to continue an education past high school, and will likely need help paying for it.
The demographic shifts mean...
- Author: Rice University Office of Public Affairs by Amy Hodges
Immigration to the U.S. may result in increased smoking in Latino and Asian women, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University, Duke University and the University of Southern California.
The study, “Gender, Acculturation and Smoking Behavior Among U.S. Asian and Latino Immigrants,” examines smoking prevalence and frequency among Asian and Latino U.S. immigrants. The research focuses on how gender...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
In a world where Internet radio and MP3s are taking over, the FM radio markets are seeing an increase of listeners who speak Spanish.
The statistics have prompted many Midwestern stations to switch to Spanish or bilingual programming, according to NBC.
"[Latinos are] the only growing population that exists in those markets, and there was nothing for them," Murray Hill Broadcasting director of advertising Josh Guttman said.
Cleveland was one of the most recent to convert a station, and as of Jan. 1, 87.7 FM La Mega WLFM-LV began playing Latino music. The Hispanic population has increased by 63 percent to about 10...
Hispanic children, the largest minority group in public schools as well as the fastest growing, are increasingly showing up in preschool programs, have made significant gains on national math tests, and are posting record high school graduation rates, according to a new study, as reported by The Washington Post. But they still lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement and were more likely to live in poverty and not finish college.
Child Trends, the non-partisan, non-profit research organization,...
- Author: LatinoTimes.com by Susmita Baral
Obesity is a public health epidemic that impacts both adults and children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed, as published in JAMA Pediatrics, that one out of every three children in the U.S. is considered overweight or obese. According to findings from Arizona State University, Hispanics in the U.S. have high obesity rates, with an estimated 55 percent qualifying to fit in that category. But a new study has some interesting findings surrounding how children perceive their weight.
Conducted by the CDC, the