Impact of Latina Voting on Presidential Elections: CLACLS Study

Latinas registered to vote — and voted — at higher rates than Latino males in each U.S. presidential election from 1992 through 2012, according to a new study by the GC’s Center for Latin America, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) in partnership with CNN en Español.
The researchers estimate that the trend will continue in November’s election. However, despite being better educated than their male counterparts, Latinas make comparatively less money and have higher rates of poverty, the study also reveals.
Latinas: Socioeconomic Changes Among Hispanic Women in the United States 1990-2014” is the seventh study released by CLACLS and CNN en Español in a series that provides an exclusive focus on Latino voters in America, the fastest growing group of minority voters.
“Poverty within the Latino community remains a significant challenge to its economic mobility,” said Professor Laird W. Bergad (History), author of the report and director of CLACLS. “While there has been progress to be certain, Latina heads of household, as well as Latinos, still face major difficulties reflecting the hardening of social stratification within the broader community.”

Submitted on: SEP 21, 2016

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