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Latino Youth Optimistic But Beset by Problems

Latino Print Network, Posted: Dec 15, 2009

A new national survey finds that Latinos ages 16 to 25 are satisfied with their lives and optimistic about their futures. They value education, hard work and career success. But they are more likely than other youths to drop out of school, live in poverty and become teen parents. They also have high levels of exposure to gangs. And when it comes to self-identity, most straddle two worlds. These are the findings of a report by the Pew Hispanic Center, at a time when one in four children born in the United States is Hispanic. Read the report, "Between Two Worlds: How Latino Youths Come of Age in America."





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