Engaging Public Policy: The Substantive Importance of Diversity
There are several reasons why diversity should become a key focus of concern in the study of human development (Lerner, 1991, 1992, 1998) and in the applications of such scholarship to the policy making process. As noted by McLoyd (1994), by 1990 about 25% of all Americans had African, Asian, Latino, or Native American ancestry. Moreover, the proportion of Americans from other than European backgrounds will continue to grow; for example, more than 80% of legal immigrants to America continue to be from non-European backgrounds (Barringer, 1991; McAdoo, 1998a, 1998b, 1999).
KeywordsAmerican Family African American Child Family Diversity African American Family Family Policy
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