Thursday, April 21, 2016

Economic Impact of Landscaping and Lawncare on US Latinos

While searching the net for articles relating to the economic impact of lawn care, this interesting article came up. It appears that in the US the lawn care industry is a decent stepping stone for first generation Latino immigrants into the US. The share of Latino employment in the Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry amounts to 2.3 percent of total Latino employment. This is 2.6 times  higher than the national average and 3.4 times higher than the share of total employment that the Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry represents for whites.

The Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry is very important for first - generation Latinos. Nationally, the percentage of Latino workers who are foreign - born is close to 55percent. That percentage is over 80 percent in the Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry. By comparison, the proportion of foreign - born whites and African Americans in the Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry is lower than in other industries.

Who is actually performing lawn care is part of the overall fabric of issues that are related to lawn care, and therefore it is interesting subject.

https://latinostudies.nd.edu/assets/95362/original/ushccnational_report_novermber_21_2011_final.pdf 

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