By Edwin M. Lamboy
This examine specializes in first- and second-generation Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans residing within the big apple urban quarter. particularly, the writer creates a sociolinguistic profile of those cohorts and evaluates their attitudes in the direction of Spanish and English, their use of those languages and their linguistic abilities in response to new release and ethnic elements.
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They add that the typical second-generation household is slightly larger and has more related children present than the typical first-generation household. These households have fewer rooms and SPANISH IN THE UNITED STATES 23 more total persons per bedroom. 4 percent of second-generation children live in deep poverty. Other facts about second-generation children such as mean age, percent not in school, and sex ratio are virtually the same between native and second-generation children. There are some very positive aspects as well: Compared to native children, their household heads are more likely to be married, are overrepresented among the best educated, and have higher self-employment and asset income…[In addition,] household heads of second-generation children are less likely to receive welfare income and more likely to receive earnings than are their native counterparts.
From the three groups considered in this study, Puerto Ricans are the most represented, followed by Cubans. The difference between the Cuban and Dominican populations is not extremely significant. Interestingly, these numbers are considerably different from those obtained in the previous Census. 2 percent—from 24 percent of the Hispanic population to 14 percent. 4 percent, respectively. 2 Number of Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans living in Hudson County, NJ, according to the 2000 census substantial evidence of the growth that the Dominican group has experienced in recent years.
Answers to questions 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, and 44 through 49 are presented in numbers and percentages, and a scale is presented using the answers available, which describe a continuum of behaviors. Questions 19, 21, 23, 25, and 27 through 42 provided a five-point scale to indicate the answer. These answers were also averaged for specific factors. Answers to openended questions such as numbers 20, 22, 24, and 26 are not presented nor commented on. We used these answers, as well as those provided for questions 43 and 44, to better understand the answers to other questions or to be able to explain other aspects of the linguistic behavior of the subject.