Ties to Parents' Homeland Hold Strong

Publication: Washington Post

Author: N.C. Aizenman

12/11/2009 - Hispanic young people born in the United States retain a strong identification with their immigrant parents' homelands but also remain optimistic about their future in this country despite lower- than-average levels of education and income, according to one of the most wide-ranging studies of young Latinos to date.

The report released Friday by the Pew Hispanic Center includes detailed analysis of government data on Hispanics ages 16 to 25 – a generation often referred to as "millennials" – as well as a survey of more than 2,000 respondents.

"If you want to understand what America will be like in the 21st century, you need to have an understanding of how today's young Latinos, most of whom are not immigrants, are growing up," said Paul Taylor, executive director of the Pew Hispanic Center.

Read the full article Ties to Parents' Homeland Hold Strong on the Washington Post's Web site.

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