By Peter A. Morrison
This documented briefing describes demographic tendencies within the usa , considers their social and monetary implications, and displays at the demanding situations they pose for public coverage.
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Jones 4. Gonzalez • • • • • • 7. Garcia 7. Johnson Source: Acxiom/DataQuick Information Systems. DB320-47 A useful barometer of advancing ethnic pluralism at the local scale is the change visible in the names of new home buyers—those realizing the “American dream” for the first time. Typically, they are named Smith, Johnson, Brown, and Jones, with Garcia in seventh place. S. Los Angeles 1. Smith 1. Garcia 2. Johnson 2. Hernandez 3. Brown 3. Martinez 4. Jones 4. Gonzalez • • • • • • 7. Garcia 7.
See Roger Benjamin and Stephen J. Carroll’s Breaking the Social Contract: The Fiscal Crisis in California Higher Education (RAND CAE-1-IP, 1998). 18 It is that barriers may impede some who should finish college from doing so. From a public policy perspective, nothing should prevent individuals with the ambition and requisite ability from pursuing opportunities the market offers. These trends are a powerful reminder of the importance of education as an investment in the nation’s future. 18 See David Boesel and Eric Fredland’s College for All?
DB320-33 Education is, of course, critical to economic achievement and social opportunity. Historically, the nation has faced significant gaps between the average education attained by whites and that attained by blacks and Hispanics. Having at least a high school degree is now a prerequisite for a job with a future. An earlier racial gap between young blacks and whites has been closed. 15 Only 63 percent of today’s young Hispanics, though, are high school graduates—virtually unchanged from 12 years before.
A Demographic Perspective on Our Nation's Future (Documented Briefing (Rand Corporation), Db-320-Wfhf Dlpf Rf,) by Peter A. Morrison