- Author: NRDC by Adrianna Quintero
A new NRDC report finds that climate change disproportionately impacts Latinos in the United States—and they overwhelmingly want leaders to take swift action.
It's difficult to think about Los Angeles in the 1970s and not envision smog blanketing the city. I remember it vividly. My father, who worked downtown, would often talk about the thick haze, the dirty air. And on the occasions I ventured into the city center as a child, I experienced the pollution smothering our home firsthand.
From the beginning, I had a keen awareness of Los Angeles's severe pollution problem, and later on, after my family moved to Colombia for my father's job, the issue became even clearer to me. From air pollution and dirty water...
- Author: Latinpost by Claudia Balthazar
Latino consumers have become the most important driver of growth in the United States, in several different aspects.
Recent studies prove that spending power by the Hispanic demographic is growing faster than that of non-Latino groups.
The number of Hispanic households is growing faster than ever, making a larger consumer group. This also means that there is a higher spending power among Latinos in America that businesses will model some of their strategies toward.
Between 2012 and 2015, Latino households represented about 40 percent of the growth in spending for household equipment. In the same time period, Hispanic households accounted for 25 percent of the growth in spending for new cars and...
- Author: UC Davis Health
Unless a medical breakthrough is discovered that prevents, cures or slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the incidence and cost of Alzheimer's on U.S. Latinos will grow exponentially by 2060, according to the report. U.S. Latinos living with Alzheimer's disease are projected to increase from 379,000 in 2012 to 1.1 million by 2030 and to 3.5 million by 2060—a growth of 832 percent. In addition, the cumulative direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's disease on the U.S. Latino community, including millions of family caregivers, will ultimately cost the U.S. economy $373 billion by 2030 and $2.35 trillion (in 2012 dollars) by 2060.
“This timely report provides strong evidence of the rapidly escalating burden of...
- Author: LatinPost.com
A national study was recently conducted and delved into the health patterns and attitudes of young Hispanic adults, or more specifically, millenials. The results showed that there are huge differences in the way Latinos born in the United States perceive health, compared to their counterparts born abroad.
Houston Chronicle wrote that the new study, dubbed “The Hispanic Millenial Study,” was unveiled in Houston, which cited several differences between Latinos born in the U.S. and those born abroad. For example, Latinos living in the U.S. had described health as a state of happiness,...
- 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...