HDRO Conference Room
28 January 2009
Time: 12.30- 2.00 p.m.
Like the U.S. population as a whole, Latinos are feeling the sting of the economic downturn. Almost one-in-ten (9%) Latino homeowners say they missed a mortgage payment or were unable to make a full payment and 3% say they received a foreclosure notice in the past year, according to a new national survey of 1,540 Latino adults conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center. The survey also finds that the economic downturn has had an impact on the amount of money that Latinos sent to relatives or others in their country of origin in the past year. Among Latino immigrants who sent remittances in the last two years, more than seven-in-ten (71%) say they sent less in 2008 than in the prior year.
About the Speaker
Prior to joining the Pew Hispanic Center as Associate Director, Dr. Mark Lopez was Research Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), as well as a Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. His areas of expertise include labor economics, civic engagement, voting behavior and the economics of education. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
The Pew Hispanic Center’s new report on Latinos and the US economy is available at: http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=100
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