Title

Who is Hispanic? Definitions and their consequences.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Frank A. Biafora

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1994

Date Issued

January 1994

Date Available

September 2014

ISSN

0090-0036

Abstract

What is the appropriate method for classifying Spanish-speaking-origin inhabitants of the United States? This paper presents relevant data from the first wave of a longitudinal study of adolescents in the greater Miami area. As expected, the broadest definition--"up to third generation" Hispanic--identified the largest proportion of the sample as Hispanic, whereas parent self-report placed the smallest proportion into the Hispanic category. When policymakers are concerned about enumerating the entire Hispanic population, a definition broader than self-identification should be used; in estimating prevalence rates, however, the use of self-identification may be adequate.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in American Journal of Public Health, 84(12), 1985-1987. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.84.12.1985 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

American Public Health Association

Creative Commons License

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