- Author: USA Today, Haya El Nasser
A Bureau of the Census brief shows a rising trend of grandparents, children and grandchildren living in the same home. According to researchers, this rise is fueled largely by hard times, the increase in Hispanics and other immigrants, and cultural preferences.
Multigenerational households are more likely to be in areas where immigrants live with relatives and in places where housing costs are so high that families are doubling up, according to the state-by-state Census brief. Non-Hispanic white families make up the smallest share of these households — 3.7 percent compared with more than 10 percent Hispanic and...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among school-age children decreased slightly (1.1 percent) between 2005 and 2010, suggesting that California may be experiencing a leveling off in childhood obesity rates, according to a study by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
During the last three decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States has increased dramatically in both adults and children. In the 1970s, about 15 percent of adults were obese; by 2004, the rate had climbed to 32 percent. Although the prevalence of obesity among children is lower than among adults, the rates among children and...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Intermarriage is on the rise. About 15 percent of all new marriages in the United States in 2010 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another, more than double the share in 1980 (6.7 percent), according to Pew Research Center.
- The growth of Hispanic and Asian populations in the United States continues. By the year 2050, Hispanics are projected to...
- Written by: The Urban Institute
Children are the poorest age group in America with the latest Census figures showing 22 percent in poverty, the largest number (16.4 million) since 1962. In the past decade, the number of white children fell by 4.3 million while the number of Hispanic and Asian children rose by 5.5 million.
A study from The Urban Institute shows that more than one-fifth of all children under age 18 lived in poverty in 2010 and one-fourth (25 percent) of those under age...
- Posted by: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
A Salvadoran flag wrapped around his neck to block out the sun, Geremias Romero hunches low to the ground alongside the other laborers, following the tractor along rows of cantaloupes.
He reaches into the leafy green rows of fruit, touches a melon to gauge its ripeness, and then tosses it into a cart, where another laborer boxes it. Walk, pick, toss. The pattern goes on all morning.
Harvesting cantaloupes for $8.25 an hour isn’t the job that Romero, 28, dreamed of as a child. Born in Newark, N.J., to immigrant parents from El Salvador, he graduated from high school and has taken classes at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Merced Community College. He has experience as a special education teacher but, unable to find...