Hispanic Families at Risk

The New Economy, Work, and the Welfare State

Authors: Angel, Ronald J., Angel, Jacqueline L.

  • Focuses on social structure as a method for understanding economic and health care disparities
  • Covers current circumstances and their long-term effects
  • Consolidates current research in the field, making it accessible to lay readers as well as experts
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Hispanic Families at Risk: The New Economy, Work, and the Welfare State
by Ronald Angel, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
and Jacqueline Angel, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

 

In the United States, work is the key to economic success, as well as the major source of health care coverage and retirement security. While Europeans look to the State for these benefits, Americans for the most part do not. This system of employment-based benefits means that those disadvantaged in the labor market are also disadvantaged in terms of health care coverage and retirement security.

The authors of this work examine the overrepresentation of Mexican Americans in low wage or service sector jobs, which rarely come with health insurance or retirement coverage. At all ages, Mexican Americans have lower rates of health insurance and retirement coverage than do other minority groups, such as African Americans or other Hispanic groups.

Although employment in jobs that do not provide benefits is one major source of this disparity, other factors, including immigration history, citizenship status, and language proficiency, contribute to the blocked opportunities for upward mobility that the Hispanic population faces.

In their analysis, the authors work to deemphasize cultural or individual failure explanations of the persistent economic and benefit disparities between Hispanics and other groups, and focus on the role of institutionalized structural factors. In each chapter, the authors identify and critique the factors that affect the economic security and health care access of individuals throughout the life course, suggesting policies for reform.

This work will be of interest to anyone working in the fields of cultural studies, public health and the sociology of work. With the focus on real world causes for the problems as well as potential solutions, policy-makers will also find this informative book an essential resource.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Hispanic Workers and the Employment-Based Welfare State

    Angel, Ronald J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Latin Americanization of the US Labor Force

    Angel, Ronald J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Parental Employment and Children’s Security

    Angel, Ronald J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Employment and Benefits for Working-Age Hispanic Males

    Angel, Ronald J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Family, Work, and Benefits for Hispanic Women

    Angel, Ronald J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8376-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hispanic Families at Risk
Book Subtitle
The New Economy, Work, and the Welfare State
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0474-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0474-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0473-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8376-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 138
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