El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network
of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 6, No.8
May 7, 2002
This month we again focus on the 65 years and over population of Latinos
in the United States using Census SF 1 data. This time we list the population
size and concentration of Latino elders across the 3141 counties in the
United States, plus we forecast the future size of this population segment
for the year 2005. From the previous state-level tables we posted in April
2002, we already know that in contrast to total US population Latinos
(5.0 % vs. 12.5%) and non-Latino blacks (8.0% vs. 12.5%) generally have
lower representation in the 65 years and above age category. We also know
that Latinos are projected to grow faster than any other elder group by
the year 2005.
The new population figures, like before, are summarized in six tables.
The first table displays the absolute number and percentage of the 65
years and over population in 2000 for each county across three groups:
Latinos, non-Latino blacks, and all other races (i.e., non Latino whites,
Asians, American Indians, Eskimos, and Pacific Islanders, plus persons
of two or more races). Our second posting displays corresponding group
figures for projected 65 years and over 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. Projected numbers
of deaths were generated from age-specific death rates posted by the National
Center for Health Statistics. The remaining four tables summarize the
size of the forecasted populations and display the expected gains or losses
for Latinos, non-Latino blacks, all other racial groups, and all races,
The concentration of Latino elders exceeds the comparable non-Latino black
population in 466 locales (38.4 %) out of 1213 counties with five thousand
and more total elders. The 29 counties with the largest Latino population
accounted for 59.7% of the total Latino elder population: and the top
29 counties accounted for 54.7 % of the total Latino population.
Our forecasts indicate that the same set of counties would represent almost
the same percentage (59.4 %) of the Latino 65 years and over population
in 2005. If natural increase were the sole source of population growth,
then percentage growth rate for the top 29 counties would be 39.1% between
2000 and 2005, compared to 41.1% for the rest of the counties. So, the
relative growth for the Latino elder population during the five-year period
following Census 2000 is expected to be high across counties, regardless
of the size of Latino elder populations. This stands in sharp contrast
with Latino school-age population projection for 2005, when the relative
growth for the Latino school-age population is expected to be much higher
in locales that traditionally had smaller Latino school-age populations.
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.
To access the tables please go to the IUPLR home page http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr/.
Then click on the link for Census 2000 Census Information Center (CIC).
The URL is http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr/cic/index.html.
There you will find the new (and old) tables we have generated.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the May 2002 Noticiero
- The Cuban Research
Institute announces its Cuban Society and Culture Summer Program
- The Gaston Institute recently announced the publication of a book,
edited by affiliated faculty member Carol Hardy-Fanta.
- MALDEF announces its Law School and Communications Scholarship Programs
for Latino students.
- The United Farm Workers is seeking talented and motivated Campaign
- The Department
of Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks nominations
and applications for six tenure-track positions.
- The Smithsonian
Center for Education and Museum Studies announces a workshop: Introduction
to the Management of Museum Collections.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
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Institute, Florida International University
The Cuban Research Institute announces its Cuban Society and Culture Summer
Program. The program offers a unique opportunity to students committed
to an in-depth understanding of Cuban history, society, and culture. Emphasis
of the program will be on the diverse origins and manifestations of the
culture of 20th century Cuba, the social structure of the Cuban Republic,
and the profound transformations caused by the Revolution of 1959. The
Cuban Research Institute will accompany the students to Havana towards
the end of the summer session for an intensive and structured learning
experience. For more information on this program, visit their website
Mauricio Gaston Institute, University of Massachusetts-Boston
The Gaston Institute recently announced the publication of a book, edited
by affiliated faculty member Carol Hardy-Fanta as well as Jeffrey N. Gerson
from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The book, entitled Latino
Politics in Massachusetts: Struggles, Strategies and Prospects,
explores the major challenges to political representation in cities where,
for the most part, Latino populations do not make up the majority of the
population and therefore cannot rely on sheer numbers to gain representation.
Each of the original essays in this volume highlights both the barriers
to political representation as well as the strategies that are most successful
in overcoming these barriers. In addition to chapters by the editors,
contributors include: Rosalba Bassols-Martinez, José E. Cruz, Juan
A Gómez, Ramona Hernández, Glenn Jacobs, James Jennings,
William A. Lindeke, Ramón Olivencia, Seth Racusen, and Jaime Rodríguez.
Carol Hardy-Fanta is director of the Center for Women in Politics and
Public Policy of the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Jeffrey N.
Gerson is assistant professor of political science at the University of
Center for Mexican
American Studies, UT-Austin
The Center for Mexican American Studies will hold a special graduation
ceremony on Saturday, May 18 in the University Teaching Center (UTC) 2.112A
from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, District 21,
will be the commencement speaker. A reception will follow with Mariachi
music from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
For more information on CMAS sponsored events, visit
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund announces its Law School and Communications
Scholarship Programs for Latino students enrolled in law school or graduate
study in the communications field. The MALDEF scholarships will be awarded
to candidates who have outstanding academic records, including participation
and leadership in extracurricular activities. Applicants must demonstrate
involvement with and commitment to serve the Latino community through
their profession. All applications must be received no later than June
30th, 2002. For more information, contact: MALDEF Law School Scholarship
Program, 634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014, or call
213-629-2512. Also, additional information can be found at their website
The United Farm Workers
is seeking talented and motivated Campaign Coordinators to lead a groundbreaking
Latino voter outreach program in Monterey/San Benito Counties and northern
San Joaquin Valley (Stanislaus, Merced, Madera Counties) in California.
Positions are paid and full-time, beginning Summer 2002. The objective
of the program is to inspire, canvass, and organize our communities to
dramatically increase Latino voter participation in November. Key duties
will include organizing and developing indigenous leadership and a volunteer
base that will serve as a foundation for future community organizing efforts,
building and directing a community-based precinct operation, as well as
recruiting, training and managing volunteer teams for canvassing drives.
Interested applicants should send their resume to: Rudy Gonzalves, Regional
Political Director, Central Coast, United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO,
10 Sherwood Dr., Ste. 3, Salinas, CA 93901. For more information, call
(831) 757-8839 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
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.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, CALLS FOR PAPERS, OTHER
The Smithsonian Center
for Education and Museum Studies announces a workshop: Introduction to
the Management of Museum Collections, September 30 to October 4, 2002.
The workshop is an introduction to the various elements of collections
management. Participants can expect to learn the essential elements of
a museum collection policy and its role in the management of collections,
including legal and ethical considerations. It is designed for people
responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, delegating, and performing
collection care and management activities, and whose institutions possess
a 501c3 or IRS equivalent. The application deadline is May 31, 2002. To
receive an application or for further information about the workshop,
contact Bettie Lee, workshop manager, Smithsonian Center for Education
and Museum Studies, by phone at (202) 633-8990 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further info, visit their website at http://museumstudies.si.edu.
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