El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network
of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 6, No.7
April 9, 2002
This month we profile Latinos that are the 65 years and over by describing
their distribution across states. We also highlight racial comparisons
for selected non-Latino groups. In 2000, 35.0 million people 65 years
of age and over were counted in the United States. This subgroup represented
a 12.4 percent of the total population in the United States. Because Latinos
are younger than most other groups, they are less concentrated among this
population than they are in the larger population. In 2000, Latinos represented
12.5 percent of the nations populace, but they represented just
5.0 percent of those aged 65 years and over. So our specific intent here
is to list the size and concentration of Latino elders across the 50 states
plus the District of Columbia and to suggest the future size of this population
segment in the year 2005. Census figures from he SF 1 file are summarized
in six tables.
The first table displays the absolute number and percentage of the elderly
population in 2000 for each state and Washington, D.C. across three groups:
Latinos, non-Latino blacks, and all other non-Latinos. The Latino proportion
of those 65 years and over is larger than national average (5.0 %) in
9 states. Separate figures for non-Latino blacks were generated because
they too had a smaller population concentration in the 65 years and over
age bracket than they do in the larger population (8.0% vs. 12.5%). Interestingly,
the concentration of Latino elders exceeds the comparable non-Latino black
population in 19 of the 51 states.
The second table displays corresponding group figures for projected populations
in 2005. Each forecast equals the population size observed in 2000 plus
the expected natural increase over the next five years. Mathematically,
this means statistically aging the population 60 years and
over observed in 2000 to represent the 65 years and over base-population
in 2005, and then subtracting the numbers of deaths expected for the 5-year
period. The figures indicate that the Latino segment of the elderly population
will increase its concentration from 5.0 percent to 5.5 percent and the
concentration of non-Latino blacks will also increase to 8.3 percent,
a 0.3 percentage point addition.
The next four tables summarize the size of the forecasted population gains
or losses in 2005. The projection outcomes indicate that Latinos 65 years
old and above will grow, on average, by nearly 692 thousand individuals
by 2005, a 5-year increase of 39.9 percent. For blacks the average growth
is about 30.9 percent; and for those that are neither Latino nor non-Latino
blacks, the average increase is 23.9 percent. The final table lists comparable
figures for the entire population of 65 years and above. The overall forecast
for old age group in 2005 is an overall growth of 25.3 percent.
The four latter tables also list the observed dependency ratios in 2000
for the elderly. The ratio indicates the extent of economic dependence
in an adult population; that is, the ratio of economically active persons
to economically inactive segment in a population. In our case, the elderly
dependency ratio is the ratio of elderly population divided by the population
18-64 years old. The old age dependency ratios of Latinos (8.2 per 100)
and non-Latino blacks (13.4 per 100) are far below the national average
(20.1 per 100).
An important point to remember about the forecast is that the effects
of future immigration on population size were not part of the projection
methodology. Naturally adopting the assumption of some future net immigration
among the elderly would have increased the forecasts for 2005.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the April 2002 Noticiero
- The Mexican American
Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona announces a
new book and the 2002 Border Academy.
- CSRP at UTEP,
El Centro at Hunter, and CMAS at UT announce their April calendar of
- The Department
of Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks nominations
and applications for six tenure-track positions.
- The UCLA Latino
community is proud to present the UCLA CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ
SPIRIT AWARD to Dolores Huerta.
- The Latino Studies
Section of LASA is pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer Institute
(SI IV) on Social Change Across Borders.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
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MEMBER CENTER NEWS/EVENTS
Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona
The University of Arizona Press has recently published Mexican Americans
& the U.S. Economy: Quest for Buenos Dias, written by MASRC assistant
professor Arturo Gonzalez. The book is the newest volume in the UA Press
series The Mexican American Experience, a cluster of modular texts designed
to provide greater flexibility in undergraduate education. Gonzalezs
analysis, which covers several generations, examines four major topic
areas, including immigration, education, wealth and poverty, and the labor
market. The book is available for purchase through the UA Press at http://www.uapress.arizona.edu.
The 2002 Border Academy, a summer seminar for health care professionals
and students, is returning to Tucson on April 25-28, at the Westward Look
Resort. This years intensive four-day seminar will focus on emergency
medicine treatment and policy. For more information about the 2002 Border
Academy, contact Jannine Valcour at: (520) 626-8134 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Additional info can be found at the Border Academy website at http://w3fp.arizona.edu/masrc/bdac/bdac.htm.
Research Program, UTEP
April Calendar of Events:
- April 1: Victor
Morales, Candidate for the Texas U.S. Senate, will speak, IN SPANISH,
on the subject of National Security and Economic Development on the
U.S.-Mexico Border. 1:30-2:50 p.m. at Education Building, Rm. 203.
- April 11: "Mastering
Sex and Tortillas" theatrical solo performance by Adelina Anthony,
founding director of LUCHA (Lives United through Community, History
and art) Theatre Company in Los Angeles, CA. 6:00 p.m. in the Studio
Theatre of the Fox Fine Arts Building. Sponsored by the National endowment
for the Humanities and Women's Studies Program.
- April 17: 2002
Border Economic Forum: Economic Growth, Public Utilities and Infrastructure.
2:00 p.m. at Neill Auditorium, College of Business Administration. Registration
will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by El Paso Electric Company, UTEP
border Region Modeling Project and UTEP Department of Economics &
- April 18: "Que
se pudieran defender...so you could defend yourselves': Tejana Migrant
Bodies in the Making of History" lecture by Dr. Antonia Castañeda,
Associate Professor and O'Conner Chair in borderlands History at St.
Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. 6:00 p.m. at the Undergraduate
Learning Center, Rm. 116.
- April 25: Screening
of film "Señoritas Extraviadas/Missing Women," a documentary
by Lourdes Portillo about women who have been murdered in Cd. Juárez.
4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Undergraduate Learning Center, Rm. 116.
Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños, Hunter College/CUNY
Centro Calendar of Events -- Spring 2002
- Friday, April
26th, 6:30-10pm-- Centro Appreciation Day-- Reception and Awards presentation,
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center at 105th Street.
- Friday, May 3rd,
6-8pm -- Presentation & Discussion: "Four Decades of Puerto
Rican Poetry in New York" Participants include: Pedro Lopez Adorno
and Pedro Pietri, Carmen Valle, Mariposa.
For more info on
Centro events, visit the Centro website at http://www.centropr.org/.
Center for Mexican
American Studies, UT-Austin
Spring 2002 Calendar of Events:
- April 3, 12 noon--
Brown Bag Presentation: David Montejano. Texas Union Sinclair Suite,
- April 8, 2002,
5:00 pm 2001-2002 Rockefeller Humanities Lecture Series presents
Patricia Zavella: "Linking Latin American & Latino Studies:
The Politics of Translation," Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of
- April 9, noonColloquium
by Patricia Zavella: "Racialized Women, Sexualized Subjects: Risks
for Women who Transgress the Borders," Sid Richardson Hall 1.320.
- April 17, noon--
Brown Bag Presentation: Amelia Malagamba, Santos y otras cosas
(Saints and Other Things). Texas Union Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128
For more information
on CMAS sponsored events, visit http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Smithsonian Institution's
Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (SI/MAB) is currently
locating potential applicants as well as reviewing applications for the
Smithsonian Environmental Leadership Course to be held near Front Royal,
Virginia on September 8-20, 2002. Detailed information about this popular
international course is posted at http://www.siedu/simab. Recently, SI/MAB
received funding from the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives to
offer several scholarships for U.S. Latinos to participate in the Leadership
course. The scholarships will pay for the course itself (i.e. tuition,
room and board, and local travel), but not for transportation to/from
Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Olga H. MacBryde at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (202) 357-4793.
The University of
Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) is
pleased to announce it is now recruiting students for Knowledge River,
a Master degree program focusing on the information and library needs
and perspectives of Hispanics and Native Americans. Students from these
backgrounds will receive full tuition and a $12,000 stipend for one year.
The application deadline is April 15, 2002. Program and application information
can be obtained from the Knowledge River web site at http://knowledgeriver.arizona.edu.
For more info, contact Patricia Tarin, Knowledge River Director, at (520)
621-3565, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Century Institute
Summer Program is a two-week fellowship designed to introduce undergraduate
students to the progressive tradition in American public policy. Students,
scholars, and prominent policy practitioners together will explore the
challenges America faces in building a just and inclusive society. Throughout
the two-week program students will be immersed in a series of activities
that will challenge them to rethink progressive principles and apply them
to issues currently confronting the nation. Students will participate
in a "core" seminar on modern progressive thought that will
provide the background for workshops on current policy issues. Application
deadline is April 8, 2000. For more information about this program, visit
their website at http://www.centuryinstitute.org/Summer_Program/.
of Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks nominations
and applications for six tenure-track positions. They are seeking applicants
who are committed to teaching, research, and service and to partnerships
with K-12 schools, community colleges, and faculty in the Arts and Sciences.
Teaching positions are available in Math Education, Social Studies Education,
Reading, and Educational Technology. Positions will remain open until
filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, a vita,
and the names of three references to: Jorge Descamps, Chair, Department
of Teacher Education, College of Education, The University of Texas at
El Paso, 500 West University, El Paso, TX, 79968-0574.
Agenda, a Denver-based statewide education and advocacy organization
working for economic and social justice for women, seeks a full-time
executive director. The executive director is responsible for strengthening
organizational capacity, guiding strategic planning, supervising staff,
developing increased and diversified funding, overseeing operations, developing
and tracking legislation affecting Colorado women, positioning and representing
the Women's Agenda, and securing strategic collaborations. For a complete
job description, visit their web site at: http://www.womensagenda.org.
Cover letter, resume and references should be submitted by email, if possible,
to firstname.lastname@example.org or
faxed to (303) 863-7336.
The School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is
seeking a scholar in the area of higher or postsecondary education policy
who, depending upon specialization, will be a member of the Department
of Educational Policy Studies or the Department of Educational Administration,
and who will be affiliated with the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement
of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Candidates should have interest
in one or more of the following areas: higher or postsecondary education
policy and politics, comparative and international higher education policy,
the role of the university in a knowledge economy, policies
aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion within higher education, and
higher education finance policy. We are particularly interested in individuals
who can focus relevant and contemporary social science perspectives on
the problems and challenges confronting higher and postsecondary education.
Credentials will be assessed commensurate with expectations for either
an Assistant or an Associate Professor at a major research university.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, illustrative scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation
to: Professor Michael Olneck, Department of Educational Policy Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706.
For more information, call (608) 265-5956 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Closing date is April 10, 2002.
The Esteban E. Torres NCLR-Harvard Mid-Career Fellowship Program
reflects a commitment by NCLR to strengthen the capacity of Hispanic community-based
organizations by helping to develop the administrative and management
skills and networks of Hispanic organizational leaders. The Mid-Career
Program includes a five-week summer session and an intensive ten-month
period with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Participants are provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen policy
analysis and public management skills. Upon successful completion of the
Mid-Career Program, fellowship recipients earn a master's in public administration.
Applications for the 2002-2003 Esteban E. Torres NCLR-Harvard Mid-Career
Fellowship will be accepted by NCLR until April 12, 2002. Eligible applicants
include individuals formally associated with Hispanic community-based
organizations; NCLR staff; and individuals formally associated with mainstream
organizations but whose work focuses on the Hispanic community. Applicants
must have a minimum of seven years of work experience, including at least
five years of employment experience in the Hispanic community, preferably
involving full-time employment with at least one Hispanic organization.
To qualify for the Esteban E. Torres Fellowship, all candidates must apply
and be accepted to Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Master's in Public Administration Program separately. To request an admissions
application to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, please go to
you have any questions or concerns please contact Melissa Colon at (202)
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, OTHER
The UCLA Latino community
cordially invites you to join students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends
to celebrate CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ: A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP. This
award honors individuals who best represent the principles, goals, and
humanitarian qualities of the late labor and civil rights activist César
E. Chávez. This year, UCLA is proud to present the UCLA CÉSAR
E. CHÁVEZ SPIRIT AWARD to Dolores Huerta, Chavez's most loyal and
trusted advisor for more than 30 years and President Emeritus of the United
Farm Workers-AFL-CIO. Dolores Huerta's lifelong efforts to improve the
working conditions of farm workers truly merit this prestigious award.
The 2002 César UCLA CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ SPIRIT AWARD
celebration will take place Friday, April 12, 2002 in the Faculty Center,
UCLA. Registration is at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm, and the program at
8:00 pm. Tickets are $65 per person and student tickets are $35 with valid
identification. Please RSVP by April 5, 2002. For more information, please
call (310) 206-3535 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the event web site at: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/chavez/spiritaward.
The Latino Studies
Section of LASA is pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer Institute
(SI IV) on Social Change Across Borders. The Summer Institute is a unique
educational retreat structured specifically so that leaders of community
based groups from Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities can reflect,
share and learn about the effects of globalization and how it impacts
local communities. Organized in conjunction with local community organizers
and past participants, SI IV is hosted by the Latin American and Latino
Studies (LALS) Department, the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community,
and Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with
funding from the Ford Foundation, the California Wellness Foundation and
private donors. For registration and conference information, visit the
conference website at http://lals.ucsc.edu/summer_institute,
or call (831) 459-3831
.El Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños announces a Call for Papers for a special issue
of its journal, The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. This
special issue will focus on Puerto Rican politics in the United States,
documenting and analyzing the role Puerto Ricans have played in mainland
political processes. They are considering papers dealing with issues such
as electoral participation, interest group mobilization, redistricting,
relations with African-Americans and other Latinos, the role of women
in the political process, among other related topics. For submission guidelines,
visit the Centro website at http://www.centropr.org.
For more information, contact Xavier F. Totti at (212) 772-5690, or by
e-mail at: email@example.com.
Deadline for submission is April 30, 2002.
The Association of
American Colleges and Universities is now accepting proposals for its
4th biennial conference: Diversity and Learning: Education for a World
Lived in Common October 24-27, 2002 in St. Louis, Missouri. The AAC&U
has helped hundreds of campuses tap diversity as an educational and societal
resource. Our Diversity and Learning conferences have provided a forum
for institutions and individuals working to integrate diversity into the
curriculum, to create more inclusive campus climates, to offer faculty
development opportunities, and to create more vibrant and responsive institutional
structures. This year's Diversity and Learning conference will look beyond
the fractures of our current world to imagine the outlines of an education
for a world lived in common. Proposals are being accepted through April
26, 2002, and can be submitted online at http://www.aacu-edu.org/meetings/DL2002.cfm.
To learn more about the conference or to submit a proposal, please e-mail
call AAC&U at (202) 387-3760, extension 802.
The Mauricio Gastón
Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy presents
the Latino Public Policy Conference 2002: The State of Latino Massachusetts:
Issues Conference, April 26, 2002, at the Doubletree Riverfront
Hotel in Lowell, Massachusetts. This year's conference will update the
status of Latinos in Massachusetts, providing the latest research and
analysis of issues of concern to the Latino community. The conference
will convene leaders in many fields from across the state to engage in
information sharing as well as planning for community action through workshops
and other types of activities. For more information on the Latino Public
Policy Conference 2002, visit their website at: http://www.gaston.umb.edu.
Should you need further information, email the Gaston.Institute@umb.edu,
or call (617) 287-5790.
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