- Author: Jenny Manrique, Dallas News
At almost 58 million and growing, Hispanics make up the largest minority group in the United States.
When it comes to the economic power of this group, consider these figures:
Latinos who live and work in the U.S. were responsible for $2.13 trillion of gross domestic product in 2015, almost 12 percent of the country's $18.04 trillion GDP. And the projections for 2020 are even higher: Latino GDP will account for almost 25 percent of the nation's economic growth, according to David E. Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Hayes-Bautista, who spoke at the State of Hispanic...
- Posted By: Lisa M. Rawleigh
- Written by: Noam Levey, Los Angeles Times
Women in large swaths of the U.S. are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Overall, the United States is falling further behind other industrialized nations, many of which have also made greater strides in cutting child mortality and reducing preventable deaths.
According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in 737 U.S. counties out of more than 3,000, life expectancies for women declined between 1997 and 2007. Setbacks on this scale have not been seen in the U.S....