ReportsJanuary 24, 2002

Hispanics and the Current Economic Downturn

The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential impact of the current economic downturn on Hispanic workers and families, and analyze how prepared Hispanics are for the economic recession. The paper is divided into four sections: The first section briefly explores the progress made by Hispanics during the economic boom of the 1990s. The second section uses the experience of Hispanics in past economic downturns to predict how they will fare in the current economic slowdown. The third section analyzes how well prepared Hispanic workers are for the economic slowdown. The final section draws conclusions based on the first three sections.

ReportsJanuary 24, 2002

The Impact of the 2001/2002 Economic Recession on Hispanic Workers

Currently there are nearly 35 million Hispanics in the U.S., making them the second-largest ethnic group in the country. But the effect of the current recession on this important group is unknown. Yet, it is unlikely that all Hispanics have been similarly affected by the recession. Hispanics are a varied group not just in terms of national origin, but also in terms of time in the U.S., ranging from newly arrived immigrants to U.S.-born Hispanics. This report examines how three generations of Hispanics have fared in September and October 2001, compared to September 2000 and September 1999.

ReportsJanuary 24, 2002

The Socioeconomic Status of Hispanic New Yorkers

Current Trends and Future Prospects

Fact SheetsJanuary 1, 2002

Hispanic Economic Prospects Depend on Education and a Strong Economy

Fact Sheet