In Massachusetts, the share of Latinas in the overall population has been rapidly increasing. From 2000 to 2019, the number of Latinas increased by 81.5%1 even as the number of Non-Latina women declined by about 5.8% during that same period. The share of Non-Latina White women in the Massachusetts female population dropped from approximately 82% in 2000 to 71% in 2019.
This report offers an in-depth look at the difference between the median wage income and other labor market outcomes of Latina and Non-Latina women in the Massachusetts workforce. (A great majority of Non-Latina women workers in Massachusetts are White at approximately 71% in 2019). Latina workers are one of the fastest-growing populations in the labor force, yet many still face structural disparities and discrimination that result in low wages and other negative labor market outcomes.
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Rivera, Lorna; Agarwal, Vishakha; and Granberry, Phillip, "Latinas in the Labor Market" (2022). Gastón Institute Publications. 291.