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This research report updates the socioeconomic picture of Latinos in Massachusetts. According to estimates contained in this report, the Latino population in Massachusetts experienced vigorous growth during the first half of the 1990s. Not since the 1990 census has there been a broad profile of this rapidly growing segment of the state’s population. This information should assist the general public in understanding some of the basic issues affecting the Hispanic community. It should also be useful to the many individuals and organizations who are concerned about the future of this community and responsible for informed decision-making: elected officials, policy makers, researchers, community-based programs, advocacy groups, community and labor organizers, the business sector, and the media.

The areas covered include statistics on population, age, education, employment, income, and poverty. Additional data on housing, health, criminal justice, social welfare, and other aspects of the Latino experience will be available in future reports.


A Report Prepared for The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston, November 1998.



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