Hispanic Poverty Rate Highest In New Supplemental Census Measure (Pew Hispanic Center, 2011) The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) is an alternative metric developed by the Census Bureau to better determine poverty status. It takes into account living expenses and disposable resources in order to more truly reflect a family’s financial situation.
Latinos and Education: Explaining the Attainment Gap (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009) A statistical analysis which takes into account student attitudes, college aspirations, performance, and circumstance in order to attempt to explain the Attainment Gap as it exists for Latino students.
Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America (Pew Hispanic Center, 2009) Hispanics are not only the largest, but the youngest minority group in United States history. This article analyzes the choices made by young adults in this community, and how those choices are often determined with American and Latin American cultural norms in the background.
One-in-Five and Growing Fast: A Profile of Hispanic Public School Students (Pew Hispanic Center, 2008) The U.S. Census Bureau projects that there will be more school-age Hispanic children than non-Hispanic white children by 2050. This report includes geographics, demographics, and language-skill dispersion in order to create a more rounded profile of the Hispanic student.
One-Fifth of America: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s First Suburbs (The Brookings Institution, 2006) The Brookings Institution has singled out sixty-four counties as America’s “first” suburbs. In the 1950s, these suburbs accounted for almost forty percent of population growth nationwide. Today, they lag far behind the growth of newer suburbs and are faced with unique challenges.