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I conducted a review of the current literature related to Hispanics in the United States with the objective of identifying factors associated to their socio-economic development. Furthermore, consistent with the deductive approach to knowledge building, he proposes a theory to be tested in future research. The identified factors were classified as based on the individual or group or as contextual.

Major hispanic groups in the united states

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans represent the three largest Hispanic groups in the United States. Nevertheless, other Hispanic groups such as the Dominican and the Salvadoran continue to grow at a very fast rate. In 1997, the four Latin-American countries with most immigrants in the United States were: Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and El Salvador ( www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/1999/cb99-195.html ). Puerto Rico is not listed among these countries due to the fact that it is not a country but a territory or colony of the United States.

The Hispanic community is very diverse in terms of their cultures of origin and the circumstances that brought them to the United States. Policy-makers need knowledge about those cultures of origin and circumstances in order to better understand the unique challenges and socio-economic differences among these ethnic groups.

Most of the Cubans who came to the United States in the early 1960’s following Fidel Castro’s rise to power were White, affluent and highly educated. They enjoyed, in Cuba, disproportionate access to power and wealth, and controlled the decision-making processes within the country’s financial, political and educational institutions (Acosta-Belén, 1988, p. 96; Olson&Olson, 1995, pp. 54-55). This first group of immigrants was not able to bring financial capital to the United States; however, they were able to bring their knowledge, education, and a tradition of being part of the dominant group in society (human capital). This has made it possible for them to recreate their lifestyle in the United States and to succeed financially, once more. The social and economic progress of the Cuban community in the United States was also influenced by the “cold war” that existed for decades between the United States and the communist world. Many people in the U.S. viewed the fact that many Cubans preferred to live in the U.S. rather than in their home country, as a moral victory over Fidel Castro and communism (Olson&Olson, 1995, p. 59, 64). This helps explain why, to this day, all Cubans arriving at U.S. shores are provided with political asylum and with assistance not available to other Hispanics or immigrant groups. The previously mentioned circumstances help explain why Cubans fare better than other Hispanic groups in relation to most social and economic indicators. For instance, 25% of Cuban adults possess an education of a bachelor’s degree or more while only 7% of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans possess such levels of education. At the same time, 80% of Cuban families are headed by a married couple as compared to 68% for Hispanic families in general (www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2000/cb00-38.html).

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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
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How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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