Danielle Cuddington is a research intern with the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Center and Social and Demographic Trends project. She earned her BA with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. While at UNC, she was a research assistant for faculty at the Carolina Population Center (CPC), which is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population issues. Her senior thesis focused on the impact of U.S. bound migration on Latin American migrants’ religiosity.
Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico
1. Overview Remittances to Spanish-speaking Latin American countries overall have recovered from a decline during the recent recession, with the notable exception of Mexico, according to World Bank data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Migrants’ remittances to Mexico, an estimated $22 billion in 2013, are 29% below their 2006 peak. For all other Spanish-speaking […]
Diverse Origins: The Nation’s 14 Largest Hispanic-Origin Groups
The nation’s Latino population is diverse. Represented among the 51.9 million Latinos in the United States are individuals who trace their heritage to more than 20 Spanish-speaking nations worldwide. But one group—Mexicans—dominates the nation’s Latino population. In 2011, nearly two-thirds (64.6%) of U.S. Hispanics, or 33.5 million, traced their family origins to Mexico, according […]