Current Issue

Investing in Latino Children and Youth
Special Editors: Lisa A. Gennetian and Marta Tienda

Vol. 696, July 2021

“As a rapidly aging nation, the future economic health of the United States will increasingly hinge on the resources that we invest to support the early development and subsequent educational attainment and economic security of children and youth,” write Lisa A. Gennetian and Marta Tienda in their introduction to the upcoming volume of The ANNALS, which focuses attention on the circumstances and contributions of Latinx children and youth in this broader U.S. context.

In their special issue, “Investing in Latino Children and Youth,” editors Gennetian (Duke University) and Tienda (emerita, Princeton University) bring together a group of scholars with expertise in demography, public policy, sociology, and psychology, among other disciplines, to address housing, early childhood care and education, parenting practices, health and health care access, poverty, and the social safety net among the U.S. Hispanic population. While the contents of this volume focus on Latinx children and youth, the editors hope that the papers offer useful information about a broader path forward to support the positive welfare of all young people.

From the Archives

Truth as a Weapon in the Free World
Vol. 278, November, 1951
Richard Brecker

From the Introduction

In an address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 20, 1950, President Truman declared that it was necessary for us to “make ourselves heard round the world in a great campaign of truth.” Calling attention to the vital importance of the psychological front in the present battle for world friendship, the President noted that the task of presenting the truth “to the millions who are uninformed or misinformed or unconvinced… is not separate and distinct from other elements of our foreign policy. It is as important as armed strength or economic aid.  ‘We must,’ he said, ‘pool our efforts with those of the other free peoples in a sustained, intensified program to promote the cause of freedom against the propaganda of slavery.'”