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Title Multiple origins, uncertain destinies : Hispanics and the American future / Panel on Hispanics in the United States ; Marta Tienda and Faith Mitchell, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 159 pages) : illustrations
Contents Multiple origins, Hispanic portrait -- Defining Hispanicity: E Pluribus Unum or E Pluribus Plures? -- The challenges of integration -- Realms of integration: Familty, education, work and health -- Uncertain destinies
Summary Given current demographic trends, nearly one in five U.S. residents will be of Hispanic origin by 2025. This major demographic shift and its implications for both the United States and the growing Hispanic population make Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies a most timely book. This report from the National Research Council describes how Hispanics are transforming the country as they disperse geographically. It considers their roles in schools, in the labor market, in the health care system, and in U.S. politics. The book looks carefully at the diverse populations encompassed by the term Hispanic, representing immigrants and their children and grandchildren from nearly two dozen Spanish-speaking countries. It describes the trajectory of the younger generations and established residents, and it projects long-term trends in population aging, social disparities, and social mobility that have shaped and will shape the Hispanic experience
Notes "Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-138) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Economic conditions -- Statistics.
Hispanic Americans -- Government policy.
Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions -- Statistics.
Hispanic Americans.
Health Status.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Statistics.
United States -- Population -- Statistics.
United States.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Mitchell, Faith, 1952-
Tienda, Marta.
National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
LC no. 2006000204
ISBN 0309550874 (electronic bk.)
9780309550871 (electronic bk.)