Latinos in a Changing US Economy: Comparative Perspectives on Growing Inequality
The contributors identify the increasing differences in income and social status between rich and poor, Anglos and Latinos, men and women, immigrant and native born, and suggest policy options that will reverse the growth of social inequality. National data as well as a series of case studies from important Latino cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago and Miami are presented.
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