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What were the primary findings of the

This article focuses on the significant Bibliography
growth of the Hispanic/Latino population in the south and
in the midwest from 1990-2000. The states that were studied the most were Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, and Georgie. The researcher found several reasons for this increase of the Hispanic/Latino
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population. One major reason was the availability of jobs in the south and the midwest. Much of
the growth(ASA
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job availability is becaude of the meat processing restructuring. Hispanic/Latino
immigrants typically
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Rural Sociology of study. The final major reason for the increased population is integration
acception, meaning these regions have positive reactions to the incorporation of hispanic/Latino
Hispanic/Latino population growth is exceptionally rapid in the south and midwest. The
2.What is the primary research question or thesis of this
population doubled from 2.4 million in 1990 to 4.9 million in 2000.
The primary research question is why the population of Latinos increased so much
between 1990 and 2000. (2.4 million to 4.9 Million) Also are there trends behind this dramtic
increase that will continue on in the future?

3.What are the characteristics of the population studied? How many people, ages,
genders, race/ethnicity/nationality, professions, etc.? How were these people
6.Critique this article,
The population studieddiscuss method, findings,
were Hispanic/Latinos, analysis,
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on Mexicans, style,Ricans,
or other
elements of the research project.
Cubans. The population size was large due to the fact that the information found in this
project was from several different regions in the United States throughout the south and the
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midwest.The in particular
research wasthe
project divided rather difficult
population to follow.
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and another 18 at
and and older. to sort out some of the numbers that are being thrown at you
be able
in every other sentence. I did like the fact that those statistics were given
though because it gave the article a sense of reliability.
Another thing I liked about this article is that it included a lot of other
4.What from method(s)
research other researchers
was employedthat showed similar results
by the researchers? Wasto the
this findings for the
population and the research question? Were there limitations to this method? areas
of this research project. Even though some of that research was from
that weren't
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interesting to seem some
This project is qualitative uses ethnographic I believe this was
of the same patterns and trends that were revealed.
appropriate for this research because ethnography focuses on social life and detailed descriptions
rather than explanations, and that is exactly what this article did. There were some limitations in
the research project due to the fact that there is not a lot of literature on the new-growth areas in
the South. There is not a lot of publicly available data sources or documents that analyze the topic
of Hispanic/Latino population growth. Much of the information provided in this article by other
authors are case studies in areas where the Hispanic/Latino population has been fairly perdominant
in the past.

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