Who Are the Latino Baby Boomers?
Examining the Demographic and Economic Characteristics of a Hidden Population

Zachary D. Gassoumis, Kathleen H. Wilber, and Fernando Torres-Gil


Latinos and Economic Security Research Report, 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 report assesses what is known and not known about this hidden population.