Hispanic employment in construction
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      "The recent economic downturn affected the entire U.S. construction industry. To better understand how Hispanic construction workers have been impacted by the crisis, the CPWR Data Center analyzed current employment data on construction workers. This CPWR Data Brief, the first of its kind, reports the findings concerning this special population group. This data brief also updates and expands on the employment information on Hispanic construction workers found in CPWR's The Construction Chart Book. Topics such as fluency in speaking English and current union membership are covered in this data brief. CPWR has been analyzing large national datasets since the organization's inception in 1990. Since then, the CPWR Data Center has studied economic and safety and health issues affecting racial and ethnic groups of construction workers. Particular interest has been paid to Hispanic workers after the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified Hispanic construction workers as a high-risk or "vulnerable" population group that is rapidly expanding. In the last 10 years, the proportion of workers who identified themselves as Hispanic doubled among all U.S. industries, but more than tripled in construction. This data brief on Hispanic employment in the construction industry provides insight into this unique and vulnerable population group." - NIOSHTIC-2

      NIOSHTIC no. 20052101

      Research for this report was funded by CPWR using grant U54 OH008307 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH.


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