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Barriers in Latino Communities that Inhibit Economic Prosperity and Potential Solutions


  • Jacob Valencia Polygence



Financial Literacy, Hispanic, Latino, Economic, Barrier, Education


This paper seeks to address and understand economic barriers facing the Hispanic and Latino communities that inhibit economic growth and prosperity. By comparing and analyzing holistic data regarding employment, economic status, opportunities, and savings rates in Latino communities to existing data of other demographics, as well as analyzing different facets of education in Latino communities and their relationship to earnings potential, this paper will illuminate some of the many factors that hinder the economic and financial prosperity of Latino communities as a whole. Moreover, this paper aims to provide solutions to these problems and failed policies and to propose substantive, attainable solutions.


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