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Multiracial Identity and the U.S. Census
(Released January 2010)

  by Tyrone Nagai  


Key Citations




Resources eLibrary Resources
eLibrary Resources
  1. Members Of Congress Rally Against Proposed Amendment For Census-Taking

    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-TX), Congressional Hispanic Caucus chair Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) participate in a news conference outside the U.S. Captiol October 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. Members of the CBC, CHC and the Congressional Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus announced their opposition to an ammendment requiring that the 2010 census ask those surveyed about citizenship.
    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, 2009)

    Committee Annual Fund Raising Gala in Dearborn, Michigan, December 11, 2009. As the 2010 U.S. census prepares to tabulate millions of Americans, the issue of racial and ethnic identity is being debated as groups push to get their voices heard.
    William Archie/Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, 2009

    Mary Hughes, 68, and husband Millard, 81, inside their Homewood, Illinois home on March 8, 2007. The Hughes were married in 1965, before the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, which declared bans against interracial marriage unconstitutional.
    Candice C. Cusic/Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, 2007

Resources taken from Proquest's eLibrary Science
Charts and Tables
  1. School District Fragmentation and Racial Residential Segregation: How Do Boundaries Matter?

    Means of Variables by Region (N = 304)
    Bischoff, Kendra, Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 182-217. 2008.
  2. Racial Self-Categorization in Adolescence: Multiracial Development and Social Pathways

    Pathways of Racial Identification
    Hitlin, Steven; Scott Brown, J; Elder, Glen H, Child Development [Child Dev.]. Vol. 77, no. 5, pp. 1298-1308. Sep 2006.
  3. How Will the U.S. Healthcare System Meet the Challenge of the Ethnogeriatric Imperative?

    Projected percentage of minority aged 65 and older. Much of the geriatric imperative that is facing providers in the United States is an ethnogeriatric imperative, because one-third of older Americans are projected to be from one of the minority populations by mid-century, and that vastly underrepresents the actual diversity providers will see. Because of the vast heterogeneity of culture, language, health beliefs, risk for disease, and other factors, it is important for policy makers and health providers to be familiar with the diverse characteristics and needs of the various groups. . . .
    Yeo, Gwen, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society [J. Am. Geriatr. Soc.]. Vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1278-1285. Jul 2009.
Tables taken from ProQuest's Illustrata
  1. Mary C. Waters
    M.E. Zukerman Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
    Professor Waters' research is in the fields of race and ethnicity, immigration and demography

  2. Raul Caetano
    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of Hawaii, 2000 - Current
    From Publication Abstracts:
    . . . by findings that members of many ethnic minorities in the UnitedStates report higher rates of heavy. . . will be presented. Given the heterogeneity of Hispanics in the UnitedStates, data for Hispanics. . ./Hispanics in the UnitedStates in comparison to other race and ethnic groups. Previous findings

  3. William H. Frey
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 1981 - Current
    Dr. Frey specializes in migration, population redistribution, and the demography of metropolitan areas. He is currently studying the dynamics of race and status-selective immigration and internal migration dynamics in U.S. metropolitan areas with the 1980-2000 Censuses. He also studies the migration and distribution of the elderly population in the U.S. as well as poverty migration determinants. Frey directs the Social Science Data Analysis Network ( that creates demographic media for educators and policy-makers.

  4. Frank D. Bean
    Chancellor's Professor, Demographic and Social Analysis, University of California Irvine
    From Publication Abstracts:
    . . . backgrounds. However, the sizeable growth of the Asian and Latino populations in the UnitedStates. . .The issue of race has long cast a shadow on the founding mythology of the UnitedStates, but today. . .

    Because Moynihan's 1965 report (in)famously emphasized the need to change black family culture to ameliorate black poverty, his work holds relevance for understanding factors affecting color lines. The implications of recent immigration for U.S. race relations depend on family cultural

  5. Robert A. Hummer
    Professor/Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
    From Publication Abstracts:
    . . . among non-Hispanic white and black U.S. adults born between 1906 and 1965. The analysis is based on data. . .This study explores rural and urban differences in the relationship between U.S. migration. . . outcomes in a national sample of recent births in Mexico. Using 2000 Mexican Census data and multi-level regression models, we find that women's own U.S. migration experience is associated with lower

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