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Massachusetts is among the wealthiest states in the country, yet Latino communities here have struggled economically relative to Latinos nationwide. There have been some bright spots—poverty rates have decreased and Latinos now have higher rates of entrepreneurship, education and labor force participation than in years past. Still, a disproportionate share of the more than 800,000 Latinos in Massachusetts today contend with food insecurity and have low rates of intergenerational economic mobility.


Authors: Trevor Mattos, Boston Indicators; Phillip Granberry, Ph.D., Gastón Institute at UMass Boston; Vishakha Agarwal, Gastón Institute at UMass Boston

Editors: Luc Schuster, Boston Indicators; Sandy Kendall, The Boston Foundation

Design: Isidor Studio; Mel Isidor

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. //



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