The Rise of Latino Middle-Class Neighborhoods in Southern California
Luis A. Sánchez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Latino population has increased substantially since the 1980’s and will continue to contribute to the country’s racial and ethnic diversity. However, a considerable amount of research on Latinos in the United States focuses on immigrants and/or individuals from lower, working-class backgrounds. Few studies examine middle-class Latinos who have experienced socioeconomic mobility in terms of education, economic, and residential attainment. This lecture will provide an overview of current research on Latino middle-class neighborhoods and address the following questions: 1) What constitutes a Latino-middle class neighborhood 2) Where are they located? and 3) How do their characteristics differ from other types of middle-class neighborhoods?
CSUCI hosts more than a dozen free public lectures from February through May at libraries throughout Ventura County.
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