Securing the Dream
January 31, 2011
MARIA IDALI TORRES, ET. AL.
Although Latinos comprise only 8.4% of Massachusetts’ population, their age structure (tilted toward the younger age groupings) and the constant influx of new immigrants from Latin America is transforming the state’s landscape of schools and workplaces.
The authors of this compilation of reports present the implications of the disparities (in education, economics, and health) for Latinos, and share their suggestions for improving the economic, social, and educational well-being of this growing population.
The future of the Commonwealth’s working-age population and tax base may well depend on Latino’s upward mobility.