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Hispanics in the United States represents a collective exploration providing a basic foundation of the information available to understand Hispanics in the United States and create an effective policy agenda. Hispanics are projected to be the largest minority group in the United States in the twenty-first century. The contributions define an agenda which will be useful for students, scholars, service practitioners, political activists, as well as policy makers. The opening essays define the diversity of the Hispanic experience in America and put each of the other essays within a larger context. This edition adds a new introduction by the editors incorporating and evaluating the implications of the results of the national 2000 census. The book is organized into two sections: the first establishes the historical, demographic, religious, and cultural context of Hispanics in the United States. The second describes the major issues facing this population in the American social structure, specifically the areas of health care, the labor market, criminal justice, social welfare, and education. The work concludes with a discussion of the role played by Hispanics in the political life of the nation. The contributors, all of whom are scholars with demonstrated competence in the areas, include: Teresa A. Sullivan, David Maldonado, Melissa Roderick, Barry Chiswick, Michael Hurst, Zulema Suarez, Alvin Korte, Katie McDonough, Cruz Reynoso, and Christine Marie Sierra, as well as David Engstrom and Pastora San Juan Cafferty. Together they have produced a book which will be extremely useful to anyone developing public policies and creating social interventions at either the national or local levels during the coming decade. This new edition is a valuable contributor to discussions about the issues defining the population that will be the largest minority group in the United States in this century.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
Pastora San Juan Cafferty is professor, in the School of Social Service Administration, and a member of the Center for Latin America Studies at the University of Chicago. She is co-author of the Dilemma of American Immigration: Beyond the Golden Door and The Politics of Language. She has written extensively on issues of race and ethnicity in America.
David W. Engstrom is associate professor in the school of social work at San Diego State University and the author of Presidential Decision Making Adrift. He has published in the areas of immigration, health care, and program evaluation.
Table of Contents
|List of Tables||ix|
|Chapter 1||A Demographic Portrait||1|
|Chapter 2||Hispanic Immigration at the New Millennium||31|
|Chapter 3||The Language Question||69|
|Chapter 4||The Changing Religious Practice of Hispanics||97|
|Chapter 5||Hispanics and Education||123|
|Chapter 6||Hispanics and the American Labor Market||175|
|Chapter 7||Hispanics and Health Care||195|
|Chapter 8||Hispanics and the Social Welfare System||237|
|Chapter 9||Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System||277|
|Chapter 10||Hispanics and the Political Process||317|
|About the Contributors||349|