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Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies

Hispanics and the American Future

Editors: Marta Tienda and Faith Mitchell. .

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-09667-7
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.
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This report is the product of a 2-year study by a panel of experts convened by the National Academies and supported by several foundations and U.S. government agencies. This panel was charged with conducting a study of the significant demographic changes taking place among the U.S. Hispanic population and their progress relative to the mainstream in several key areas. The panel could also consider ways to improve related data collection. The main purpose of the report is to help inform future policy debate and provide government, public institutions, and the private sector with the information needed to allocate resources for the enduring benefit of both the Hispanic population and the nation as a whole.

In the edited volume Hispanics and the Future of America that serves as the companion to this report, readers will find a more detailed review of Hispanics' history, demography, geography, education, family, employment, economic well-being, health, and political engagement.