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National Research Council (US) Panel on Hispanics in the United States; Tienda M, Mitchell F, editors. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.

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Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Hispanic Identity
Social Integration and Mobility
Uncertain Futures
1 INTRODUCTION
Notes
2 MULTIPLE ORIGINS, HISPANIC PORTRAIT
Hispanic Roots
A Contemporary Profile
Legal Status
Conclusion
Notes
3 DEFINING HISPANICITY: E PLURIBUS UNUM OR E PLURIBUS PLURES?
Origins of Hispanic Identity
The Shifting Concept of Race
Español or English?
Conclusion
Notes
4 THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATION
The Changing Social Contract
Economic Trends
Coming of Age in an Aging Society
Hispanic Dispersal
      Paradoxes of Place
      Engines of Growth
      Uncertain Promises
Political Voice
Conclusion
Notes
5 REALMS OF INTEGRATION: FAMILY, EDUCATION, WORK, AND HEALTH
Family and Living Arrangements
Schools and Education
      Early Beginnings
      Primary and Middle Years
      Secondary School and Beyond
Economic Well-Being
      Employment and Earnings
      Household Income
      Poverty and Wealth Among Hispanics
Health Status and Access to Care
      Health Status and Behaviors
      Access to Quality Care
Conclusion
Notes
6 UNCERTAIN DESTINIES
Diversity, Identity, and Assimilation
      Hispanicity as a Panethnic Identity
      Sociocultural Transformation
      The Costs of Assimilation
Socioeconomic Mobility
An Uncertain Future
Notes
REFERENCES
APPENDIXES
A Methods
B Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff
C Contents: Hispanics and the Future of America
INDEX
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK19900

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