Latinos and the Economic Downturn in Nebraska Demographic and Socioeconomic Trends 2005-2013/2014

Lissette Aliaga-Linares, University of Nebraska at Omaha


National studies have documented that the recent economic crisis has severely affected prospects for Latinos across the United States (Lopez, Livingston, and Kochhar 2009). Although the financial crisis did not have as strong an impact in Nebraska (Nebraska Department of Labor 2014), local studies have discussed the rise of Latino poverty particularly in metro areas (Drozd 2014).