Who We Are: Hispanics, 3rd edition

  • ID: 4090354
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 314 Pages
  • New Strategist Publications, Inc
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Hispanics make up the largest minority in the United States. Here are details about their socioeconomic characteristics.

Who We Are: Hispanics brings you the facts you need about the nation’s largest minority—the 55 million Hispanics in the United States, or one in six Americans. Its 11 chapters examine Hispanic attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force status, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth.

In addition to 2014 population estimates of the numbers of Hispanics nationally and by state, Who We Are: Hispanics includes socioeconomic data on the Hispanic population. It has detailed spending data for Hispanic households and an update on Hispanic household wealth—including the impact of the Great Recession on Hispanic net worth, assets, and debt. Results from the American Time Use Survey can also be found here, profiling Hispanic time use and comparing it to the averages. Attitudinal data from the General Social Survey compare and contrast Hispanic attitudes with those of Blacks and non-Hispanic Whites on a whole range of issues.

While the government collected the data in Who We Are: Hispanics, the tables are not reprints from government reports. Instead, New Strategist’s editors spent hundreds of hours scouring web sites, compiling numbers into meaningful statistics, and creating tables with calculations that reveal the trends. New Strategist has done the work for you, delving into the data and providing analysis and comparisons, placing the important information about Hispanics at your fingertips.

The living arrangements, educational attainment, and occupational distribution of Hispanics differ from those of the average American and those differences affect not only lifestyles but also consumer behavior. Who We Are: Hispanics gives you the information you need to discover and become familiar with the large and rapidly growing Hispanic population and its many unique characteristics.

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Executive Summary: What You Need to Know about Hispanics 

Chapter 1. Attitudes

  • Highlights
  • Most People Say They Are Pretty Happy
  • Most Think Hard Work Leads to Success
  • Blacks and Hispanics Call Themselves
  • Working Class
  • Blacks and Hispanics Are Optimistic
  • The Two-Child Family Is Most Popular
  • Religion Is Important to Most Americans
  • Most Hispanics Support Same-Sex Marriage
  • Television News Is Most Important
  • Most Support Gun Control
  • Asians and Hispanics Are Least Likely to Vote

Chapter 2. Education

  • Highlights
  • Hispanics Are Less Educated than Average
  • Many Students Are Hispanic
  • Hispanic College Enrollment Rate Has Increased
  • Hispanics Earned 10 Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees

Chapter 3. Health

  • Highlights
  • Hispanics Are Less Healthy
  • Few Hispanics Smoke Cigarettes
  • Most Hispanics Are Overweight
  • Hispanics Account for 23 Percent of Births
  • Number of Uninsured Hispanics Declined by 2.2 Million
  • One in Four Hispanics Has Lower Back Pain
  • Cancer Is the Leading Cause of Death among Hispanics

Chapter 4. Housing

  • Highlights
  • Most Hispanics Rent Their Home
  • Most Hispanics in the South Own Their Home
  • Most Hispanic Married Couples Are Homeowners
  • Hispanic Homeowners Are Achieving the American Dream
  • Most Hispanics Live in a Neighborhood of Single-Family Homes
  • Most Hispanic Homeowners Rate Their House Highly
  • Hispanics Are More Likely to Move

Chapter 5. Income

  • Highlights
  • Hispanics Have Low Incomes
  • Hispanic Married Couples Have Modest Incomes
  • Median Income of Hispanic Men and Women Has Not Changed Much
  • Income of Hispanic Men Peaks in 45-to-54 Age Group
  • Hispanic Earnings Rise with Education
  • Nearly One in Four Hispanics Is Poor

Chapter 6. Labor Force

  • Highlights
  • Hispanic Men Are More Likely to Work
  • Many Hispanics Work in Construction
  • More than One in Four Hispanic Workers Did Not Complete High School
  • Hispanic Households Have More Earners
  • Hispanics Account for a Large Share of Minimum Wage Workers
  • Hispanic Labor Force Will Grow Rapidly

Chapter 7. Living Arrangements

  • Highlights
  • Hispanic Householders Are Younger than Average
  • Hispanic Households Are Lar
  • ger than Average
  • Majority of Hispanic Households Includes Children of Any Age
  • More than 40 Percent of Hispanics Have Not Yet Married

Chapter 8. Population

  • Highlights
  • Hispanics Are the Largest Minority
  • Most Hispanics Were Born in the United States
  • Hispanic Population Growth Varies by Age
  • More than Three-Quarters of Hispanics Live in the South or West

Chapter 9. Spending 

  • Highlights
  • Average Spending of Hispanic Households Climbed in 2014
  • Hispanic Households Spend Less than the Average Household
  • Hispanics Are Big Spenders on Many Apparel and Grocery Items

Chapter 10. Time Use

  • Highlights
  • Work Ranks Second in Time Use among Hispanics
  • Hispanics Spend More Time Caring for Household Children
  • More than One in Four Hispanics Care for Household Children on an Average Day

Chapter 11. Wealth

  • Highlights
  • Net Worth Plummeted for Blacks and Hispanics
  • Financial Asset Values Fell between 2010 and 2013
  • Nonfinancial Assets Are the Foundation of Household Wealth
  • Most Households Headed by Blacks or Hispanics Are in Debt


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