Latino psych - Stats and basic definitions

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hispanic

Adjective used for a person who can trace roots back to Spain.

indigenous, African, Brazilian

Adjectives describing people from three backgrounds that fall under the term 'hispanic' but do not have a Spanish background.

latino

Adjective used to describe people who can trace any part of their roots back to Latin America

Spanish surname

'spanish' is the adjective used to describe people with a Spanish surname.

hispanic, latino, Spanish, mestizo

Four adjectives used to describe Latinos in various contexts.

pan ethnic

General term for the labels Hispanic and Latino.

chicano

Adjective used to describe second or third generation children of Mexican immigrants.

40.8

Current population of Latinos in the US (in millions)

16

Current percentage of the US population that is Latino people.

25

Current percentage of US children under 5 years old that are Latino.

25-30

By 2050, current growth projections are that ______ % of US population will be of Latino descent.

2050

By which year will the Latino population reach 25-35% of the US population, according to current projections?

latino,chicano

Which are the main generic terms used for Latino people in the South West of the US?

hispanic

Which is the main generic term used for Latino people in the North East and Florida?

mostly in the SW regions

Where were Latino populations distributed throughout the US in 1980?

mostly in the SW regions, growth in FL, NE and southern

What were the changes in the distribution of Latino populations throughout the US between 1980 and 2006?

Carolinas

Which states have seen the highest growth in the Latino population since 1980?

66

Current percentage of Latino people who are of Mexican descent (including immigrants and later generations)

9

Current percentage of Latino people who are of Puerto Rican descent (including immigrants and later generations)

4

Current percentage of Latino people who are of Cuban descent (including immigrants and later generations)

3

Current percentage of Latino people who are of Dominican Republican descent (including immigrants and later generations)

3

Current percentage of Latino people who are of Salvadorian descent (including immigrants and later generations)

15

Current percentage of Latino people who are 'other'/not of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican Republican or Salvadorian descent (including immigrants and later generations)

35

Number of US residents over 5 years old who speak Spanish at home (in millions)

12

Percent of US residents over 5 years old who speak Spanish at home

78

Percent of the US Latinos population who speak Spanish at home

more than half

Proportion of Spanish speakers in the US who speak English very well (are bilingual)

42

Percentage of the US Latino population who declared themselves to be "some other race" on the US census

48

Percentage of the US Latino population who declared themselves to be "white" on the US census

2

Percentage of the US Latino population who declared themselves to be "black" on the US census

6

Percentage of the US Latino population who declared themselves to be "more than one race" on the US census

ethnic identity

Term representing one's sense of group membership and attitude that comes with being associated with the group.

familismo

Latino value reprsenting emotional and instrumental interdependence

respeto

Latino value refering to deference given to those of higher status

simpatia

Latino value that promotes social cohesion)

personalismo

Latino value related to building rapport, not informality

enculturation

Process by which people acquire the appropriate behaviors of their culture.

immigrant paradox

What is the term used to describe the unexpectedly good physical and mental health of immigrants?

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