Socioeconomic Status Of Hispanic Americans Essay

1633 WordsDec 28, 20147 Pages
Cardenas & Kerby (2012) reveal, “Our country is rapidly changing. As we approach the year 2050, our nation will be increasingly more diverse, and Latinos will be one of the forces driving this demographic change. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate, there are roughly 50.5 million Hispanics representing about 16 percent of the U.S. population. By 2050, when demographers tell us that there will be no racial or ethnic majority among the general population of the United States, it is projected that the Latino population will double to 30 percent. Consequently, the role of Latinos in shaping our country’s political and economic climate is becoming more significant (Para. 1).This essay will explain some of the social class experiences of Hispanic Americans including economic struggles, education attainment, and healthcare insurance. Socioeconomic Status The typical Socioeconomic status of Hispanic Americans is similar to African Americans and is quite lower than Asian and Caucasian Americans. Particular issues such as income, poverty rates, lack of education, and type of occupation play roles in the fact that Hispanics have lower economic status in comparison to other minority groups and whites (Encarce, 2002). Some experts believe that part of the problem with Hispanic and Latino American economic mobility is the lack of education, and they also believe that their culture affects their socio-economic status. Some experts believe that Hispanics have a
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