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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Contents "Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future"." National Research Council. 2006. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11539.
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Contents

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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Contents "Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future"." National Research Council. 2006. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11539.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Contents "Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future"." National Research Council. 2006. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11539.
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REFERENCES

APPENDIXES

A

Methods

B

Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff

C

Contents: Hispanics and the Future of America

INDEX

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Contents "Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future"." National Research Council. 2006. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11539.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Contents "Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future"." National Research Council. 2006. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11539.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A Contents "Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future"." National Research Council. 2006. Hispanics and the Future of America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11539.
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Hispanics and the Future of America presents details of the complex story of a population that varies in many dimensions, including national origin, immigration status, and generation. The papers in this volume draw on a wide variety of data sources to describe the contours of this population, from the perspectives of history, demography, geography, education, family, employment, economic well-being, health, and political engagement. They provide a rich source of information for researchers, policy makers, and others who want to better understand the fast-growing and diverse population that we call “Hispanic.” The current period is a critical one for getting a better understanding of how Hispanics are being shaped by the U.S. experience. This will, in turn, affect the United States and the contours of the Hispanic future remain uncertain. The uncertainties include such issues as whether Hispanics, especially immigrants, improve their educational attainment and fluency in English and thereby improve their economic position; whether growing numbers of foreign-born Hispanics become citizens and achieve empowerment at the ballot box and through elected office; whether impending health problems are successfully averted; and whether Hispanics’ geographic dispersal accelerates their spatial and social integration. The papers in this volume provide invaluable information to explore these issues.

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