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Hispanic assimilation: are we there yet?

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dc.contributor.advisor Driskell, Robyn Bateman.
dc.contributor.author McMahon, Debbie Hardman.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Sociology. en
dc.date.copyright 2008-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5175
dc.description.abstract Hispanics made up 15% of the population in 2005 and the Census predicts that 25% of this country’s population will be Hispanic by 2050 (Sullivan, 2007). 70% of the nation’s growth during the last decade has been immigrants, the largest portion Hispanic. As the role of Hispanics in American society increases, the facts surrounding Hispanic assimilation become more important to everyone. Beginning in 2006, the General Social Survey was administered in Spanish or English, the primary language of the respondent. By including Hispanic respondents previously excluded from the survey, valuable information is obtained. Using this data, logistic regression is employed to examine factors that contribute to assimilation using primary language as a proxy. Comparing English-speaking Hispanics with Spanish-speaking Hispanics, distinctions in demographic variables and values are examined. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Hispanic Americans -- Cultural assimilation. en
dc.subject Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions. en
dc.subject Hispanic Americans -- Languages. en
dc.title Hispanic assimilation: are we there yet? en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Baylor University access only en
dc.contributor.department Sociology. en


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