CHASP Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Angel, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, has co-authored a major new book with Professor Ronald Angel, titled “Latinos in an Aging World” (published by Routledge in August 2014, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781848725379/).
Based on 30 years of research and writing about Latinos and other vulnerable populations, Professors Jacqueline and Ronald Angel address all aspects the Latino experience in the United States. The chapters present the most current and authoritative research on Latinos available, including the topics of demographics, education, employment, wealth and income for the major Latino subgroups, comparing them to Asians, African-Americans, and non-Hispanic whites. The book is also concerned with social and psychological issues related to neighborhood quality, fear of crime, and the determinants of well-being. Through a life course perspective on family structure and welfare of the Latino population, this book generates important new insights on how low levels of education early in life lead to restricted employment opportunities, low income, little wealth accumulation, and inadequate retirement savings.