Abstract The purpose of this research design is to study the Hispanic population and measure it against the non-Hispanic population or Anglos. The reason for this is simply to find more information about the Hispanic population since it's the fastest growing population in the United States. We want to find if there is a statistical significance in incomes between the Hispanic population and the Anglo population in America. Furthermore, we want to find out if this sample is representative of the rest of the population of Hispanics in America. We have chosen Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans in this study to represent Hispanics, since they are the largest Hispanic population in the United States. We have also chosen Anglos or non-Hispanics to measure against the Hispanic population.
Literature review Many people have in recent decades become increasingly concerned about the nation's Spanish-origin populations, mostly experts and politicians. There are several reasons why politicians why people are now interested in the Hispanic populations. These reasons of interests in the Hispanic population are simply demographics, geographic dispersion, and increased political clout. The first reason for increased interest in the Hispanic population is simply demographics.
The Hispanic population has increased dramatically over the decades. The next reason for interest is geographic dispersion, meaning the Hispanic population is now visible almost everywhere. This has created political activism on the part of Hispanics, leading to the next reason for interest. The last and most important reason for interest in the Hispanic population is political clout. Hispanics have become an increasingly powerful population, now targeted by many experts and politicians. The nation's knowledge about this group has lagged behind its interest in it, creating a knowledge gap.
This knowledge gap has become fertile ground for claims and counterclaims about the Hispanic population, mainly about who they are and what their presence means for the nation. This has led to many anti-Hispanic legislation and unsubstantiated fears of Hispanics from other ethnic groups. Hypotheses We want to explore income differences of Hispanics versus those of non-Hispanic or Anglos. The design we have set up is aimed at exploring the relationship between Hispanic incomes and Anglo incomes. We are concerned with testing if there is a statistical difference between Hispanic population income and Anglo population income.
The alternative hypothesis, which is income of Hispanic population = income of Anglo population. We want to reject the null hypothesis, which is that there is no difference between the two populations or income of Hispanic population = income of Anglo population. Data and Methodology The Hispanics included in this study are Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans eighteen years of age or older. We chose these groups for several reasons. First, we could not survey "Hispanics" without targeting specific populations. It would be technically and financially impossible to target all groups.
So, we included these groups because they are the largest and politically the most significant Latino national-origin groups. Together, these groups account for almost 80% of the nation's Hispanics and an even greater proportion of the nation's Latino U. S. citizens.
The study also includes non-Hispanic whites or Anglos. Results Household Income, by National Origin Household Income Mexican Puerto Rican Cuban Anglos $0-$12, 999 25. 5% 45. 5% 19. 7% 21. 0% $13, 000-$19, 999 16.
6% 16. 8% 13. 8% 11. 9% $20, 000-$29, 999 18. 8% 17.
4% 19. 7% 24. 0% $30, 000-39, 999 18. 3% 11. 5% 15. 7% 15.
9% $40, 000-$49, 000 9. 7% 4. 2% 5. 5% 9. 5% $50, 000+ 91% 4. 6% 25.
6% 17. 7% N = 828 541 298 418 Total 100. 0% 100. 0% 100. 0% 100. 0% Conclusions We have been surprised by many of our results.
This data should be useful to anyone who wants answers to many of the basic questions that are regularly asked about Hispanics. Our data describes how Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans think and act today. This information provides people with Bibliography.