Brief | September 1, 2015

The Case for Investing in America’s Hispanic Children

Hispanic children represent the future of the U.S. workforce. This brief discusses the academic and economic benefits of investments in early education for Hispanic children.

Hispanic children are the fastest growing group of children in the United States.

Hispanic children are projected to grow from one­-quarter of the U.S. child population to more than one­-third in 2050, which will be equal to the number of non­-Hispanic white children. The overwhelming majority of Hispanic children in the U.S. today—93 percent—are natural­-born U.S. citizens. Hispanic children will grow up to become the workforce—and the customer base—of tomorrow’s U.S. economy.

Greater access to early education can help ensure that Hispanic children have a strong start in life

Hispanic children have considerable assets—strong families, bilingualism, biculturalism, facility with digital media—which are important building blocks for the future workforce. This brief shows how smart, proven investments in Hispanic children are critical to protecting America’s competitive edge in a global marketplace.

Early childhood education for all children is the first step toward ensuring the business community a prosperous future.

Javier Palomarez, President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


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