Latino Baby Boomers
A Hidden Population
Zachary D. Gassoumis, and Kathleen H. Wilber, and Fernando Torres-Gill
Latinos and Economic Security Policy Brief, Number 3
July 2008

Latinos comprise 10 percent of the baby boom generation as well as a steadily increasing proportion of the U.S. population, making Latino baby boomers an important bellwether of demographic and economic change. Despite their importance, little research has explored the impact that Latino boomers are likely to have on families and communities and the policies that affect them. This policy brief summarizes what is known and not known about this hidden population.