Latinos achieve lower earnings and education in the nation’s most segregated cities, says a new study.
Latinos are America’s largest, fastest growing – and perhaps most geographically concentrated – group.
According to the Census Bureau, more than half of the nation’s 54 million Latinos live in just three states – California, Texas, and Florida. The Pew Research Centerreports that the nation’s 100 largest counties by Latino population also include 71 percent of all Latinos.
While some research argues for an “enclave effect” that benefits minorities who live together, a new study from researchers at New York University’s Furman Centerfinds worrisome impacts associated with increasing Latino segregation in major metropolitan areas. In particular, the researchers find a direct correlation between higher levels of segregation and lower rates of education and job market success.