Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

PEW Research Center

This in-depth report interviewed Latino youth between the ages of 16-25 using a telephone survey conducted on a nationally representative sample of 2,012. Areas explored include: attitudes, values, social behaviors, family characteristics, economic well-being, educational attainment, and labor force outcomes. The report also addresses trends in immigration, self-identification, and participation in risky behaviors. The importance of research within this particular demographic group is that life choices made during this period can have a significant impact on young adults' futures. It is also a time when young adults navigate their dual-identity as Americans and Latinos.

Citation

Pew Research Center/Pew Hispanic Center. (2009). Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America, Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center.

Grade level

10-12