The U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate that between July 2008 and July 2009, 48.6 percent of the 4 million children born in the United States were minorities. In contrast, nearly 60 percent of the children born ten years ago were non-Hispanic white. This rapid change demonstrates that America's youth are at the forefront of the country's rapidly shifting demographic makeup. This brief reveals the factors causing this increase in the proportion of minority births.
National Issue Brief No. 15
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Johnson, Kenneth M. and Lichter, Daniel T., "The changing faces of America's children and youth" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 107.
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